I had attended the recent Canadian Copyright Consultations Montreal Town Hall. It was very interesting to see the wide range of positions on copyright.
I’ve been reading a little and thinking about DRM. I don’t think DRM is a good thing, but even so, there are probably some areas where it makes some sense. I can think of two:
- Subscription services: Paying, say, a monthly fee for access to content. And that access ends when one stops paying for it.
- Trial software.
There may be other cases that justify it and certainly there is an argument that DRM is not justified even in these cases.
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