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How Restrictive Terms and Technologies Backfired on Sony BMG


Jeremy De Beer


University of Ottawa - Common Law Section


Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada, Vol. 6, No. 12, February 2006

Abstract:     
This short paper addresses the issue of restrictive contractual terms and digital rights management technologies in the music industry, using the recent controversy surrounding Sony BMG Music as a case study. The issues are discussed mainly from a Canadian perspective. Part I provides an overview of the factual and technical background to this story. Part II contains an analysis of the legal consequences of Sony BMG's actions, and offers some insights as to the policy implications for consumer protection, contract and copyright laws.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: copyright, digital rights management, drm, sony, rootkit, music, canada

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Date posted: May 18, 2006  

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de Beer, Jeremy, How Restrictive Terms and Technologies Backfired on Sony BMG. Internet & E-Commerce Law in Canada, Vol. 6, No. 12, February 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=901305

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Jeremy De Beer (Contact Author)
University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )
57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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