FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00822

Submission Number:
539814-00822
Commenter:
jason powell
State:
PA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

I recently lost $30 and hours of my life buying a video game called crysis warhead at the circuit city going out of business sale do to DRM. The game would not install or activate and it installed a virus called securom onto my pc which corrupted my operating system forcing me into hours of a microsoft vista 64 reinstall. I thought I was getting a bargain it turned into a living hell and I didn't have get to play use what I had paid for. What these companies are doing is illegal and must be stopped I had no warning or notification that a simple video game loaded with this trojan would ruin my computer. No where on the package was there a warning. This is criminal and fraud. I took the game and smashed it into bits and am also considering a lawsuit against the game makers over the loses I have incurred. Just look at the reviews on a shopping site 90% of paying customers have been defrauded, http://www.amazon.com/Electronic-Arts-15775-Crysis-Warhead/review/produc...