The main purpose of DRM is not to prevent copyright infringement but to change consumer expectations about what they are entitled to do with digital content.
T he challenges that digital technologies pose for national and international regulation of intellectual property rights are receiving considerable attention these days from governmental commissions. In September 1995 the Clinton administration's National Information Infrastructure Task Force Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights issued its White… (More)
C opyright law has traditionally balanced the interests of authors, publishers, and the consuming public. The goal of this law has not been to maximize the degree of control authors or publishers can exercise over all copies or uses of their works but rather to provide enough control over works and performances to give authors and their publishers… (More)
Lauu and Compilations vices will view Feirl as undermining their economic incentives to prepare such compilations and advertisements that appear in the yellow pages component ofthe directory F&t Publications was formed by a high school history teacher (named F&t) from northwest Kan-sas who decided residents would benefit from one area-wide telephone… (More)
In July 1994 the Clinton administra-tion's Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights issued a preliminary draft report on Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure (NH) [Z]. This column reflects the principal comments I made about the report in response to a call for public comments on it. If the ND is to achieve its potential as… (More)
Science has advanced in part because data and scientific methodologies have traditionally not been subject to intellectual property protection. In recent years, intellectual property has played a greater role in scientific work. While intellectual property rights may have a positive role to play in some fields of science, so does the public domain. This… (More)
On June 28, 1990, a federal court judge in Boston made public his decision in favor of Lotus Development Corporation in its software copyright lawsuit against Paperback Software. People in the software industry had been waiting for this decision since the lawsuit was first filed in January 1987, certain that it would be a landmark case and would resolve… (More)
1993 " Legally Speakin? " column discussed the application ofcopyright law's fair use doctrine to computer pro-grams .Thiscolumnwilldiscussits appltcation to other works in digital form, such as electronic messa~~esornewslettenand d&&al imagesorsounds. Thedigitization of works not only renders them easy to copy and distribute, but also easy to transform… (More)