Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Often, when people think of Copyright, MP3, file sharing, intellectual property, or digital rights management they think of either pirating or ‘big media’ taking control. This need not be the case. The Distributed Intellectual Property Rights (DIPR) environment changes this situation by granting rights to the legal user: the right to own the intellectual product, the right to copy it, the right to back-it-up, the right to a new copy if all else fails, the right to use it when and where they want, even the right to lend it. All this providing they don’t abuse the rights of the author.

You don’t think it will work! Read about collective rights and the DIPR system and tell me what you think.

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