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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Conclusion

Digital Rights Management is a powerful tool that can be used to protect copyrighted digital content, corporate intellectual property, and individual privacy. There is a lot of sensitive material in documents belonging to legal, medical, and financial institutions that could be exposed if left without the protection of DRM. Although DRM has been viewed as a means for the RIAA to infringe on consumers' fair use rights, this can happen only if consumers tolerate their rights being eroded. All technology suffers from the possibility of misuse. This should encourage everyone to be more involved in the development of regulations around new technology. We shouldn't trust that politicians won't be too liberal or conservative in their views. ...

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