Reaction Paper: Secondary Liability, Copyright Law Digital

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[. . .] Now customers have a lot more flexibility than they had in the past, for example, in 2003 when the iTunes was launched for the first time the people could listen to the songs that they purchased only on 3 computers and then by 2005 iTunes increased that number to 5 computers (Apple Press Release, 2003).


With the advancement of technology especially the digital technology there has been a change in the way the media content is now being produced and showed. Now the people have greater access to the media than they ever had in the past. However, due to these drastic changes in the digital technologies the owners, vendors and the other media players roles have changes vastly and because of this the relationship among all these vendors and players is not as it used to be in the past either.

The main reason behind the creation of the DRM systems is this changing digital environment as; there was a need for new legislations for the content as well as alteration in the already existing legislations. There are many benefits of using the DRM solutions for example; the DRM solutions help the companies to create unique products which help them in getting a competitive edge in the market. On the other hand the DRM solutions don't require a high maintenance of production cost and at the same time allows the business to enter into new market segments. Nonetheless, most companies still resort to older business models and methods and also older legislations.


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