Privacy or Piracy, Why Choose? Two Solutions to the Issue of Digital Rights Management and Protection of Personal Information

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 240-252, 2008

13 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2009 Last revised: 5 Aug 2014

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Thierry Rayna

École Polytechnique, i3-CRG, UMR CNRS 9217

Ludmila Striukova

SKEMA Business School - Paris la Défense Campus

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The decrease of privacy caused by Digital Rights Management is a serious issue, since it slows down the adoption by the consumers of the DRM technologies, at a time when a very large adoption is needed to win the fight against piracy. This article presents two outlines of solutions that are expected to allow fight against piracy and respect of privacy to coexist. The first solution consists of combining first-degree price discrimination and rewarded disclosure in a mutually advantageous trade. The second solution introduces a different type of DRM systems that aims at making the digital goods rival in consumption, thereby leading to anonymous DRM.

Keywords: Privacy, digital rights management, digital goods, price discrimination, public goods, piracy

Suggested Citation

Rayna, Thierry and Striukova, Ludmila, Privacy or Piracy, Why Choose? Two Solutions to the Issue of Digital Rights Management and Protection of Personal Information (2008). International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 240-252, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392417

Thierry Rayna (Contact Author)

École Polytechnique, i3-CRG, UMR CNRS 9217 ( email )

828 boulevard Marshals
Paris, 91762
France

Ludmila Striukova

SKEMA Business School - Paris la Défense Campus ( email )

Paris la Défense, 92916
France

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