FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00842

Submission Number:
539814-00842
Commenter:
Jesse Vindiola
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

The way I feel about DRM is that when I buy a product, a computer game, a piece of software, etc. I should be able to install the product on my computer, remove it, install it, remove it, and play it 5 years from now, 10...having a product that can only be installed 3 times, or for 1 year, or anything like that is infringing on my rights as a consumer. It's more like an extended rental than any real ownership of a product. If there is software in addition to what I paid for when I installed the product, I deserve to know about it, and I deserve to be able to know how to remove it.