FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
I think Digital Rights Management is a way for companies to make sure that their products are only used in the way they intended. Of course if this was the case why not do this for food or clothing... hey why not books too for that matter. Let's make it so you can only eat MC Donald's once a week and not everyday like I see some people doing. Or why not allow only people that companies see fit to read books and also get rid of libraries in general. I mean they aren't making anymore money so why should anyone be allowed to give away their possessions without a company's permission. In all honesty, if I buy a game, compact disc or anything in general then I should be able to give it away to anyone I want. Whether it be a sibling or friend. God forbid a stranger should receive that gift. That would be too much for these big companies. That is one less person they can profit from... or maybe if they open up their minds they would realize that could be a new customer in the making that would pick up accessories or more of those types of products. I buy my media, electronics and all other merchandise with my hard earned money. I should be allowed to use my money as long as I do no physical, psychological or emotional harm to another human being. So if I am finished listening to my music collection and decide to give it to my cousin then I shouldn't need the permission of anyone to do so. Just like a big company doesn't need my permission to go about their everyday business.