Originally Posted by DixieGal
Will someone please explain in simple non-jargon language what this means?
The FTC doesn't have a lot of jurisdiction to really change DRM or what restrictions DRM can implement. All they can really do is hold companies accountable for "do what you say, and say what you do". There are other parts of the government who are responsible for what DRM is/isn't allowed to do.
Bascially, they're saying that "we understand that there are lots of issues that people want to talk about here with regards to what DRM can and cannot legally do, but this is the wrong place to talk about it. We're just here to make sure that companies are disclosing what their DRM does before a consumer buys the product. If a company doesn't disclose what restrictions their DRM places on the consumer, or falsely represents them, then
we will step in. If you don't like the restrictions, or you don't think they're legal, complain to somebody else."