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Privacy or Piracy, Why Choose? Two Solutions to the Issue of Digital Rights Management and Protection of Personal Information

Thierry Rayna, Ludmila Striukova

Journal Article
International Journal of Intellectual Property Management
Volume 2
Issue 3

The decrease of privacy caused by Digital Rights Management is a serious issue, since it slows down the adoption by the consumers of the DRM technologies, at a time when a very large adoption is needed to win the fight against piracy. This article presents two outlines of solutions that are expected to allow fight against piracy and respect of privacy to coexist. The first solution consists of combining first-degree price discrimination and rewarded disclosure in a mutually advantageous trade. The second solution introduces a different type of DRM systems that aims at making the digital goods rival in consumption, thereby leading to anonymous DRM.

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