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Digital rights management (DRM) : managing digital rights for open access

Fitzgerald, Brian F. & Reid, Jason F. (2005) Digital rights management (DRM) : managing digital rights for open access. In Rooney, David, Hearn, Greg, & Ninan, Abraham (Eds.) Handbook On The Knowledge Economy. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, U.K., pp. 268-277.

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Abstract

When one mentions the term digital rights management (DRM), the immediate perception is of a copyright owner seeking to further exploit their product for economic reward. This article explains the nonrivalrous nature of information and how intellectual property rights can also be used to manage digital content for open access. In short DRM should be seen as being capable of facilitating not only restricted access but also facilitating open access. The paradigm shift proposed is for us to conceptualise DRM as being about the management of intellectual propert rights either for an open or restrictive purpose.

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ID Code: 1544
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author .
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Keywords: digital rights management, DRM, intellectual property rights, creative commons, open access
ISBN: 9781843767954
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Edward Elgar
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:15

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