Towards Legal Protection for Digital Rights Management in India: Necessity or Burden?

16 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2010

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Mark Perry

University of New England - School of Law; University of Western Ontario - Faculty of Law; the University of Western ONtario ; The University of Auckland; University of New England

Date Written: July 23, 2010

Abstract

Developments in India for laws that aim to provide protection for the application of digital rights management (DRM) technologies for [digital] media deserve more examination than assuming the need to adopt the World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty, or World Intellectual Property Organization Performances and Phonograms Treaty. Here we take a look at the Indian copyright environment, how it developed from early times, the current climate, and questions facing reformers. The proposed changes to the Indian Copyright Act and the Canadian Copyright Act are based on the same treaties, however, the respective legislatures have taken divergent approaches on how to implement the new protections in the digital age.

Keywords: Digital Rights Management, Rights Management Information, India

Suggested Citation

Perry, Mark, Towards Legal Protection for Digital Rights Management in India: Necessity or Burden? (July 23, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1647582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1647582

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