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Untying the Gordian Knot

Untying the Gordian Knot

Digital Rights Management

The media debate regarding DRM the past few years has pitted two groups against each other: End users accused of wanting a free lunch (e.g., through file sharing) and content owners who sometimes have been overambitious in building fences around their rights.

This paper firstly provides an introduction to the concept of DRM. It then identifies needs of end users and other stakeholder groups and analyses how well today’s DRM systems satisfy these needs. The paper then analyses legal and regulatory perspectives around DRM before drawing conclusions on which end game for DRM would be most beneficial for end users as well as other key stakeholder groups along the value chain.

Released: May 2010

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