[d@DCC] New Study on European DRM Legislation
russell at flora.ca
Wed Dec 1 09:49:43 EST 2004
A new study by the Berkman Center's Digital Media Project is the first
of its kind to provide an overview of the current state of
implementation of the European Copyright Directive (EUCD). The EUCD
harmonizes divergent European copyright regimes and transposes the
WIPO-treaties. In the report, Berkman Fellow Urs Gasser and researcher
Michael Girsberger (Univ. of Lucerne) review the ways in which EU
member states have applied the EUCD's provisions regarding the
protection of technological measures.
P.S. This study makes use of DVD CCA's region encoding as an example,
which I am thankful for. I believe that DVD CCA is not a system that
should be protected under copyright law, but investigated as a violation
of section 77 of Canada's Competition Act as a form of "Tied Selling".
The problem is that there is inadequate understanding of the different
types of TPMs with policy makers, including the Digital Rights Management
(DRM) special case which is always a case of tied selling (DRM encoded
content to DRM decoding ICT device).
Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
Code is Law: how software code regulates the activities of citizens,
and acts similar to law. How do we ensure transparency/accountability?
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