British Library expresses concern about the impact of DRMs on access, fair dealing and digital preservation

From the British Library comes an interesting press release:

The British Library’s Chief Executive this week warned of some of the unintended consequences of the widespread adoption of Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems and urged policymakers to balance the rights of content creators with the need to maintain access in the public good. …

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The issue is, of course, well known to Stoa blog readers. Particularly interesting, however, is that now libraries are beginning to express concerns too…

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