Is The FTC Interested In Protecting Consumers From Bad DRM?

from the that-would-be-interesting... dept

We're so used to hearing the government fall for the industry propaganda about the need for DRM that it's almost... shocking, to hear that the FTC is even willing to consider the question of whether or not it should be involved in protecting consumers from DRM. However, as Game Politics is noting, that question appears to be on the agenda of an FTC town hall meeting about DRM in Seattle in March. Of course, it sounds as though that question is just a preliminary one, as the full agenda has yet to be set. That means, it could have just been put there by a random staffer charged with filling out a few bullet points about what to talk about concerning DRM. Still, it's at least interesting to see a hint of recognition from the government that DRM has its downsides.
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    Rekrul, 8 Jan 2009 @ 4:11pm

    There will a lot of talk, a bunch of studies, a ton of wasted money and in the end, all that will happen (at most) is that companies will be required to put a warning on products that contain DRM. No forms of DRM will be banned, no products will be ordered to be DRM-free, no circumvention of DRM for personal use will be allowed. Business as usual.

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