Privacy or piracy, why choose? Two solutions to the issues of digital rights management and the protection of personal information
by Thierry Rayna, Ludmila Striukova
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management (IJIPM), Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008

Abstract: The decrease of privacy caused by Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a serious issue, since it slows down the adoption by the consumers of 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 the fight against piracy and the 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 system that aims to make digital goods rival, thereby leading to anonymous DRM.

Online publication date: Wed, 05-Nov-2008

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