Digital Rights Management: Merging Contract, Copyright and Criminal Law

  • Yee Fen Lim
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3919)


This paper examines the impact of digital rights management systems on the copyright regime. It argues that digital rights management systems in effect bestow copyright owners with more rights and control than what is stated in the copyright legislation. The end result is a regime that bears a remarkable resemblance to tangible property and which in some sense, is more powerful than tangible property.


Criminal Sanction Copyright Owner Fair Dealing Tangible Property Park Bench 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yee Fen Lim
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  1. 1.Associate Professor of Law, Dept of LawMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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