[drn-discuss] UK inquiry into DRM and the law

Gavin Hill silver_morning2003 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 16 11:38:51 GMT 2005

The All Party Parliamentary Internet Group (APIG) is
to hold a public inquiry into the issues surrounding
Digital Rights Management (DRM), including the degree
of protection needed for both copyright holders and
consumers reports The Register today.

The inquiry will focus on:
Whether DRM distorts traditional tradeoffs in
copyright law;
Whether new types of content sharing license (such as
Creative Commons or Copyleft) need legislation changes
to be effective;
How copyright deposit libraries should deal with DRM
How consumers should be protected when DRM systems are
To what extent DRM systems should be forced to make
exceptions for the partially sighted and people with
other disabilities;
What legal protections DRM systems should have from
those who wish to circumvent them;
Whether DRM systems can have unintended consequences
on computer functionality;
The role of the UK Parliament in influencing the
global agenda for this type of technical issue.

APIG requires written evidence from interested parties
by 21st December 2005.

Link http://drn.okfn.org/node/80

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