Fairer Usage Contracts For DRM

Arnab, Alapan and Hutchison, Andrew (2005) Fairer Usage Contracts For DRM, Proceedings of Fifth ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management, held in conjunction with CCS 2005, the Twelfth ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security, 07 - 11 November 2005, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, ACM.

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DRM has been widely promoted as a means to enforce copyright. In many previous papers, it has been argued that DRM gives too much power to rights holders and actually goes beyond the restrictions provided by copyright laws. In this paper we argue that DRM does not actually implement the fundamentals of copyright law, and is rather a mechanism for enforcing licence and contract restrictions on digital data. However, we believe that DRM does have a place in the digital distribution of copyrighted works and present two mechanisms that would allow users to get a more balanced deal from the rights holders. The mechanisms we present also allow for newer business models that cannot be easily implemented with current DRM systems.

Item Type: Conference paper
Additional Information: Copyright ACM, 2005. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of the ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitve version was published as detailed above.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fair use, DRM, copyright, negotiation, credential, rights expression languages, REL, ODRL, persistent access control
Subjects: Social and professional topics
Social and professional topics > Computing / technology policy > Intellectual property
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2005
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/231

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