DRM Affects Libraries Too

“Libraries have warned that the rise of digital publishing may make it harder or even impossible to access items in their collections in the future. Many publishers put restrictions on how digital books and journals can be used.

“Such digital rights management (DRM) controls may block some legitimate uses, the British Library has said.”

Ian Youngs. Libraries Fear Digital Lockdown. BBC News. Feb. 3, 2006.

See also:

Chartered Institute of Libraries and Information Professionals. APIG Inquiry into Digital Rights Management Systems. Feb. 3, 2006.

Blogma. Bloggers Rally Around Librarians Over DRM. Feb. 3, 2006.

Graeme Wearden. Legislation Needed to ‘Prevent DRM and Patent Abuses.’ ZDNet UK. Feb. 3, 2006.

ArsTechnica. Librarians Air Concerns About DRM. Feb. 3, 2006.


if:book. DRM and the Damage Done to Libraries. Feb. 6, 2006.

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02/06/2006 at 08:54

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