Jennifer Urban: “DRM is broken” post at DIY Media blog
December 19th, 2006

My post on Jennifer Urban’s presentation at Annenberg Center is up at DIY Media blog:

“DRM is broken,” Urban declared, at the beginning of her talk about “Bits will never get harder to copy: the limits of copyright online.” (Apparently, according to a separate report, Bill Gates agrees) The problem, as the graphic below illustrates, is that until DRM started building legal restrictions on the use of cultural products into the hardware used to access those products, the relationship between technological capabilities, laws, and social changes was flexible enough to allow copyright laws to evolve with the times.

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