WHAT IS DRM ？ "Digital rights management(DRM) is a term for access control technologies that are used by hardware manufactures publishers, copyright holders and individuals to limit the use of digital."
Negative sides should it be free? hackers can encode it. reading hardly unable to edit
EXAMPLE: Assassin's Creed II http://game.ali213.net/thread-3254603-1-2.html
QUESTIONS 1 Compare the positive and negative impacts of DRM? Do you think it is necessary to continue? 2 Some people believe many resources shoule be free to share, do you agree? 3 What is the best way to protect digital rights or what way do you perfer?
References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management http://www.collegemediainnovation.org/blog/2007/11/legal-and-ethical-issues-in-the-online-world/, http://www.eff.org/issues/drm http://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm http://epic.org/privacy/drm/ http://computer.howstuffworks.com/drm.htm Aigrain, P 2005, ‘Positive Intellectual Rights and Information Exchanges’ in R A Ghosh (ed), CODE: collaborative ownership and the digital economy, pp. 287-315, Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press. (R) Deibert, R et al 2010, Access Controlled: The Shaping of Power, Rights, and Rule in Cyberspace, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 389-406 (R)