DRM – Intrusion or Solution?
2005 (English)In: Innovation and the knowledge economy / [ed] Cunningham, P., Cunningham, M., Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2005, 925-933 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
DRM could be the solution to the content industry’s P2P dilemma, but content owners’ desire to monitor and control the consumer’s use of content can be perceived as an intrusion of privacy. High control makes consumers less active and low control invites them to experiment and to gain experience. Digital music files can easily be spread. Therefore legal services prefer keeping control over the music. This study reveals that consumers are one step ahead of the content industry, finding ways to circumvent protection and laws, and that the music industry is awaiting the "right" DRM business model. Online Music sellers basically rely on B2C DRM business models, but attempts have been made with C2C models, using consumers as distributors, and ISP models, where ISPs pay to collecting societies for all file trans-fers of copyrighted material in their networks. Future models include licensing mod-els, micro models, and no copyright at all.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2005. 925-933 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-121214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-121214DiVA: diva2:617577
FunderEU, European Research Council
QC 201304242013-04-232013-04-232013-04-24Bibliographically approved