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The Implications of Digital Rights Management for Privacy and Freedom of Expression


Ian R. Kerr


University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Jane Bailey


University of Ottawa - Common Law Section


Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, Vol. 2, 2004, Troubador Publishing Ltd.

Abstract:     
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 that a promulgation of the current use of digital rights management has the potential to seriously undermine our fundamental public commitments to personal privacy and freedom of expression.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 12

Keywords: digital rights management, DRM, copyright law, privacy, freedom of expression

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Date posted: April 28, 2005  

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Kerr, Ian R. and Bailey, Jane, The Implications of Digital Rights Management for Privacy and Freedom of Expression. Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, Vol. 2, 2004, Troubador Publishing Ltd.. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=705041

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Ian R. Kerr (Contact Author)
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada
613-562-5800 (Phone)

Jane Bailey
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada
613-562-5800 ext. 2364 (Phone)
613-562-5124 (Fax)

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