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Coping With Digital Rights Management
Comment: PowerPoint presentation by Stephen Downes on digital rights management. His first slide sums it up nicely: DRM is a multi-faceted concern – ranging from things that people want to share (often the end user), to things people want to protect (often the content creator)…and issues of personal privacy. DRM is a murky (but important) issue. Unfortunately, through efforts of some groups (RIAA comes to mind), consumers are treated like the enemy…and the recognition of the need for some type of DRM is lost in the emotionalism.