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The Dangers of Fighting Online Piracy

An important report on the dangers of fighting online piracy was released today by the Committee for Economic Development, according to this article in the New York Times. Report authors Elliot Maxwell and Susan Crawford argue that new technologies that…

An important report on the dangers of fighting online piracy was released today by the Committee for Economic Development, according to this article in the New York Times. Report authors Elliot Maxwell and Susan Crawford argue that new technologies that are being forced into home computers and digital televisions by Hollywood — technology designed to prevent digital content from being transmitted online — could backfire.

The report, Promoting Innovation and Economic Growth: The Special Problem of Digital Intellectual Property, was put out by the CED’s The Digital Connections Council, chaired by CED Trustee Paul M. Horn, IBM Senior Vice President of Research. You can download the summary or the full report.

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