European Commission considers mandatory digital rights management

>As the U.S. Congress weighs mandatory digital rights management, the
>European Commission is also looking into the topic. A 43-page EC
>study of digital rights management gives a nod to fair use and privacy
>-- and then says DRM schemes are not only inevitable but a fabulous idea.
>A key excerpt from the study says the EC "should continue to encourage
>all players to develop operational, open and interoperable DRM
>solutions and to deploy them rapidly." (Apparently the EC has been
>funding such schemes for the last decade.)
>EC study here in PDF form:

Received on Monday, 4 March 2002 11:44:33 UTC