16.129 "digital rights management"

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty (w.mccarty@btinternet.com)
Date: Mon Jul 15 2002 - 02:27:52 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 129.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

             Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2002 07:12:12 +0100
             From: Stephen Ramsay <sjr3a@virginia.edu>
             Subject: Re: 16.125 hearing on digital rights management (US Congress)

    On Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 08:29:55AM +0100, Humanist Discussion Group (by way
    of Willard McCarty <w.mccarty@btinternet.com>) wrote:
    > You may be interested in this roundtable discussion to be held in DC next
    > week - one in a series, but nonetheless there has been concern over who the
    > stakeholders really are in such discussions.

    The membership of this panel says it all. We are not talking about
    the rights of users to use and share information, but the "rights"
    of large corporations to impose restrictions (they prefer the term
    "management") on individuals.

    Does anyone know who first coined the propagandistic phrase "digital
    rights management?"

    Stephen Ramsay
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