Copyright Law: Digital Rights Management Legislation in the 107th and 108th Congresses

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) refers to the technology that copyright owners use to protect digital media. This report surveys several of the DRM bills that were introduced in the 107th and 108th Congresses. Generally, the bills are directed at two separate goals. One goal is to increase access to digitally-protected media for lawful purposes. The other attempts to thwart digital piracy and would do so by enhancing civil and criminal sanctions for digital (and traditional) copyright infringement and educating the public about the rights of copyright holders.

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Jeweler, Robin January 5, 2005.

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  • Main Title: Copyright Law: Digital Rights Management Legislation in the 107th and 108th Congresses
  • Series Title: 107th Congress
  • Series Title: 108th Congress

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) refers to the technology that copyright owners use to protect digital media. This report surveys several of the DRM bills that were introduced in the 107th and 108th Congresses. Generally, the bills are directed at two separate goals. One goal is to increase access to digitally-protected media for lawful purposes. The other attempts to thwart digital piracy and would do so by enhancing civil and criminal sanctions for digital (and traditional) copyright infringement and educating the public about the rights of copyright holders.

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Jeweler, Robin. Copyright Law: Digital Rights Management Legislation in the 107th and 108th Congresses, report, January 5, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc807747/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.