FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
Digital Rights Management is an unfair limitation of consumer rights to use legally purchased content. If I paid for the right to play a game, view a video, or listen to a song, then I should be able to perform those actions using any piece of equipment I own. It is time for a hero to emerge who fights for the people. It is time for our leaders to defend our rights as consumers. There needs to be a consumer bill of rights which allows us to fully use what we purchase. Consumers who legally purchase the rights to use content should NOT be treated as criminals by the vendors. I stopped buying music from RIAA member companies because of their insane DRM practices, their unfair targeting of innocent users, and their illegal lobbying practices. Special interests should not be able to purchase our elected officials. Please step up and do the right thing. Defend your citizens from unfair treatment due to corporate greed. I should be able to use media I purchase on any device I own. I paid for the right to use the media. It should be illegal for greedy companies to prevent me from doing this. I'm asking you to protect my obvious right to use media I purchase on any device I own. That really isn't too much to ask.