FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00840

Submission Number:
539814-00840
Commenter:
Karen Gebbie
State:
Outside the United States
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

As a player of games mostly sims 2 I was subject to having my brand new computer reformatted due to Securom the new DRM that EA now uses on all its games and which is not easily uninstalled,I was not aware that it was installed on my computer until I was seeking help at a sims 2 website and became aware of it due to other simmers who had been having problems with their computers due to this form of DRM,I was a lucky one due to getting the securom off my system before any problems arose, but unfortunatly others were not so lucky.I find it wrong and immoral that such a program installed itself on my computer without my knowledge and one that cannot be removed easily.Therefore I think any form of DRM such as Securom should not be allowed to be used as protection from piracy due to the many problems it has caused and continues to cause even today.