IEEE Proposes More Lenient DRM

Nate Andreson, writing in ars technica discusses the findings and recommendation of an IEEE working group into a more lenient form of DRM (Digital Rights Management) which would not penalise users for tenuous IPR infringements which are typically ignored with physical products (e.g. lending a friend a copy of a CD):

A new IEEE working group has an ambitious plan to change this [over-zealous DRM] and return control over “digital personal property” to consumers. DRM’s electronic tethers would be cut, but rightsholders would not need to remove all limits on sharing. Instead, digital personal property enables the same sort of private sharing that is easily possible with physical objects while still preventing worldwide mass distribution.” [Read More]

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