Outside the United States
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle
DRM is fine to control playback for online movie rent stores. In purchase products DRM is a hassle which only affects paying fair acting customers, while the pirates don't have to hassle with this and can have fun with an higher quality product without limitations for no money... DRM "never" will fight ANY software pirates. DRM "only" disturbs customers who think the industry thinks all are "able pirates"... Only fair customers who don't hack workarounds for DRM get affected with DRM and so threated unfair. DRM inside a pay product is limiting the owning and fair use rights of a customer who was fair and bought the product. It's not fair to virtually limit the usage for fair paying customers. Fighting pirates never will work! Pirates ever existed and copied and shared. This ever happened in past and now. They ever shared and still share now while they hack DRM and laugh about. Still with pirates the industry earned money from happy and proud original product owning customers. The time the industry wastes in fighting pirates only wastes their money and hassles paying customers which will force more and more paying customers who turn angry because of they get threatened like a pirate with DRM to download for free. With DRM you only will scare more and more customers away and in the end your fight against pirates will turn out to be against the customers who fed you years before and now don't buy any more thing from you... Pirates still will laugh about this and won't care for you but paying customers who cared are angry cause you act unfair against them and then they won't pay anymore too!