FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
DRM significantly impedes an owner's fair use of their own product. When DRM servers are shut-down, that user's owned product is rendered unusable. If I buy a digital version of a movie or a CD, I should be able to readily use it on any of my devices just like I can watch _my_ DVD's on any of my DVD players and listen to _my_ CD's on any of my CD players. Those discs still work even if the production or distribution company goes out of business. This is good because I paid good hard earned cash to purchase that product and I expect to be able to use it for a long time.