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Digital Rights Issues Hightlights DRM concerns for libraries. 

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   Papers

11 Jan 2006
Digital Rights Management: A Guide for Librarians 

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Digital Rights Management: A Primer (two parts)
These articles are excerpted from the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology. They provide and introduction into DRM including a discussion on its history.
Part 1 – http://www.pdfzone.com/news/10864.html
Part 2 – http://www.pdfzone.com/news/100870.html

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Fair Use and Digital Rights Management: Preliminary Thoughts on the (Irreconcilable?) Tension between Them.
Authored by Fred von Lohmann, Sr.
Intellectual Property Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) discusses the tension between DRM and Fair Use.
http://www.eff.org/ip/drm/fair_use_and_drm.html

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Licensed to Bill: Big Media Wants you to Pay for What you Read, Watch and Hear – and Keep Paying. Digital Rights Management Technology Will Make Sure you Do.
( Wired , October 2001).
This article argues that entertainment industry will use DRM technologies to drive their venue and expand their business at the expense of consumers.
http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/9.10/drm.html

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Why Rights management is Wrong (and What to do Instead).
This paper was a presented at the The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)Workshop on Digital Rights Management, January 2001. The authors argue that DRM based on enforcement is not possible. Instead they propose a licensing scheme for digital rights modeled after shareware licensing.

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Key Challenges in DRM: An Industry Perspective.
This paper was presented at the Association for Computing Machinery Workshop on DRM, 2002. The paper presents that creating an attestable trusted computing base, trust management engines and autorization languages are the three key challenges facing development, deployment and acceptance of DRM systems.
http://crypto.stanford.edu/DRM2002/abstract-bal.doc

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