FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle #539814-00409

Submission Number:
539814-00409
Commenter:
Nicholas Werner
State:
CA
Initiative Name:
FTC Town Hall to Address Digital Rights Management Technologies - Event Takes Place Wednesday, March 25, 2009, in Seattle

Attached is an essay I wrote at Stanford University, entitled Consumer Rights Management: Balancing the Rights of Consumers and Creators in the Digital Age. It is a look at the balance of consumer rights and manufacturer rights, and how DRM has unbalanced them. It concludes with recommendations for how to rebalance the equation.