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January 7, 2009

FTC Interested in DRM Implementations

The Federal Trade Commission is requesting comment, due by January 30th, on DRM technology.  This in in conjunction with an FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies.  The comment form is here.

From the press release:

The Federal Trade Commission and the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law will host a conference on the use of digital rights management technologies, a widespread practice that is expected to become increasingly prevalent in the U.S. marketplace in the coming years.

Digital rights management (DRM) refers to technologies typically used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, and copyright holders to attempt to control how consumers access and use media and entertainment content. Among other issues, the workshop will address the need to improve disclosures to consumers about DRM limitations.

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