FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
I believe that once a person buys a disc, they show own some rights to that disc. If the disc comes with a registration code, that registration code should be good for the life of the disc. Once a person owns the disc, if they choose to download it to multiple computers, they should have that option for the life of the disc. I do believe that discs should not be allowed to be copied. I also think it is reasonable to require the disc to be in the drive to play the game. This would mean that if multiple people in the same household wanted to play at the same time from different machines, they would have to own two copies of the disc. I think a person should also have the right to sell the disc whenever they want. I understand that this creates the possibility of having multiple households receiving the benefits of the disc at the same time, but we should try to stop these efforts by improving the copy-protection methods. I also think the current online methods for finding people using duplicate registration codes and deleting the code is an excellent method.