Digital Rights Management And Fair Use Defense

There has been a recurring conflict between digital rights management and the right of individuals to use copyrighted materials for limited uses. Digital rights technologies seek to restrict use of online materials while the fair use doctrine permits the public to make use of copyrighted works without authorization for commentary, parody, education, research, time-shifting, space-shifting, and other purposes. The use of DRM technology poses threats to privacy, fair use, and open source software development.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What will consumers lose with the DRM Technologies?
Can software or encoded technology cause harm to a user’s computer?

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