Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law

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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.