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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: Does DRM make copyright law unbalanced?

Point 1: Does DRM distort traditional tradeoffs in copyright law? What damage does DRM do? Who are the winners and losers in DRM? How does this affect you?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: Should legislation be changed to make Creative Commons effective?

Point 2: Do new types of content sharing license (such as Creative Commons or Copyleft) need legislation changes to be effective? Does CC need the support of the law in order to work? Or is it sufficient as it stands?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: Should copyright deposit libraries be treated specially?

Point 3: How should copyright deposit libraries deal with DRM issues? Does DRM prevent copyright deposit libraries doing their job? What support should they get from companies using DRM?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: What happens when DRM systems are discontinued?

Point 4: How should consumers be protected when DRM systems are discontinued?

What happens when DRM systems become outdated? What are the effects of old DRM on access to materials? What responsibilities would companies that use DRM have to keep software current?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: How important is access?

Point 5: To what extent should DRM systems be forced to make exceptions for the partially sighted and people with other disabilities? Should disabled people be exempted from DRM systems? How does DRM make life harder for people with disabilities? Are they discriminated against?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: Legal protection for DRM

Point 6: What legal protections DRM systems should have from those who wish to circumvent them? Should DRM be legally protected? What would the consequences of this be? What are the ramifications?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: Unintended consequences

Point 7: Can DRM systems can have unintended consequences on computer functionality? What are your experiences of DRM? What unintended consequences have you personally experienced?

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December 02, 2005 | Suw Charman Anderson

APIG DRM Inquiry: The role of the UK Parliament

Point 8: What should the role of the UK Parliament be in influencing the global agenda for DRM issues? Have your say in the comments.

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