Pushback on copyright, DRM

February 8th, 2006 by Merrilee

I’m posting these because I haven’t seen reference to them in the “usual places.” Sorry if I’ve missed something — the post ALA landing was particularly hard, and I’m off to North Carolina on Thursday, so I’m scrambling.

The British Library and the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance express concern over limits placed by DRM in this article on the BBC News website (found on BoingBoing).

John Battelle’s Searchblog provides access to a talk given by University of Michigan’s president Mary Sue Coleman. [addition -- since I started writing this yesterday, there's been a great post on Search Engine Watch which I found via ResourceShelf. Thanks, Gary!]

I’m interested to see these issues raised and discussed, and I’m looking forward to discussions within the Open Content Alliance, which will hopefully push the envelope, although maybe from different corners.

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3 Responses to “Pushback on copyright, DRM”

  1. Allison Ferch Says:

    Hi Merrilee,

    Don’t dismay! This topic was also featured on the blog Library Link of the Day (http://www.tk421.net/librarylink/2006/02.html)

    The actual link for the day (Feb 4) was: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4675280.stm – which is the same as you mention above.


  2. Merrilee Says:


    Thanks for this! I’ll have to add Library Link of the Day to my subscriptions!


  3. Allison Ferch Says:


    Here’s more interesting stuff on DRM and academic publishing – posted on Open Access News and originating from Groklaw.

    (Okay, I’ll stop pestering you with more reading!) ;-)