This article argues that it is possible to implement DRM schemes without eroding the public's trust by offering consumers a choice between technologically-restricted and unrestricted content. Part I discusses how DRM have harmed voluntary compliance with the law. Part II examines the biggest copyright governance issue confronting peer-to-peer networks: casual piracy. Part III explain show a bifurcated licensing scheme can allow content providers to benefit from DRM without incurring its usual costs. Note that some music distributors and labels have begun to adopt this licensing structure.
Bimal J. Rajkomar,
Dealing with Casual Piracy: Limiting Distribution of Copyrighted Content with Digital Rights Management,
9 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/jetlaw/vol9/iss3/1