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June 06, 2005
DRM: Add On or Integral Part?
Writing about the royalties lawsuit involving Tom Wait's music, which I've written about (here and here), Prof. Michael Madison considers the distinction between DRM as add on and DRM as integral part of a product (Downloads and Licenses).
iTunes downloads come with DRM. So, given the accompanying DRM, if were buying the download, what we buy isnt really the equivalent of a CD or vinyl. And its not recording + DRM, either. DRM is integral, rather than a legal or technical add-on. Its designed in. The DRM-limted-iTunes-download is a new and different thing, not the equivalent of a CD but the equivalent of a DRM-limited-use-CD.
I don't see the distinction. Is there some contract involved? If not, why can't I do whatever I want to do with the recording, so long as it doesn't violate copyright law?
posted by Ernest Miller |
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