What Every Citizen Should Know about DRM, a.k.a. "Digital Rights Management"

Mike Goodwin

Undated, 40 pages. Published by Public Knowledge, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC, 20009, 202-518-0020, www.publicknowledge.org.

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Mike Goodwin provides a much-needed lay person's guide to the complex world of digital rights management that covers both the technical topics, as well as the relationship of these technologies to current U.S. copyright law. In addition, he addresses the numerous ways digital rights management can affect consumers, artists, and other content-creators, and proposes what he calls "humane" DRM. This copyright-free publication, may be reproduced at will, and offers an easy introduction to a sometimes opaque body of information.