I understand that companies need to do something to protect their content from being stolen, but I am a consumer and something can never be "mine" if I can only use it a limited amount of times. That doesn't exist anywhere else in the marketplace. A product that is solely used on something as fickle as a PC, (especially Windows) has to have the option to be used an unlimited amount of times. Things break, and I myself have had to reinstall/fix/rebuild my computer more than 3 times in a SINGLE year, and now you expect me to repurchase your product? That does not make any sense. Make a system where you have to login to a server with your legitimate copy in order for it to work, or something along those lines. There HAS to be a better way. A solution that actually keeps the consumer in mind and where they get the better deal rather than the producer, has to exist.
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00229
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle