2008-06-12Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.1108/07378830810903454
Copyright in the networked world
the technology of enforcement
Philosophische Fakultät I
Purpose – This column aims to examine the influence of technology on copyright infringement and looks at the contemporary technology race between tools for rights enforcement and tools for copying and sharing. Design/methodology/approach – The method is fundamentally anthropological with strong consideration given to reports contemporary behaviors in law cases and news reports. Findings – The findings suggest that rights-holder organizations like the Recording Industry Association of America are learning how to apply technology more effectively to their policing efforts. This could significantly alter the risk of infringement. Originality/value – Technology has long been recognized as a key factor in enabling copyright infringement. Some new technologies attempt to restrict copying (e.g. Digital Rights Management software). Now internet software is being used systematically for discovery and policing.