The implications of digital rights management for privacy and freedom of expression

  title={The implications of digital rights management for privacy and freedom of expression},
  author={Ian R. Kerr and Jane Bailey},
  journal={J. Inf. Commun. Ethics Soc.},
This paper aims to examine some of the broader social consequences of enabling digital rights management. The authors suggest that the current, mainstream orientation of digital rights management systems could have the effect of shifting certain public powers into the invisible hands of private control. Focusing on two central features of digital rights management ‐ their surveillance function and their ability to unbundle copyrights into discrete and custom‐made products ‐ the authors conclude… 
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