Berkeley DRM Conference
Liveblogging from the DRM conference. The Berkeley DRM conference is in full swing, and a number of livebloggers are on the floor, so if you couldn't make it (like me!), you can at least get a number of running accounts as they go down. Check out this Mindjack entry where legendary cypherpunk Lucky Green does battle with a MSFT DRM evangelist, then go read Dan Gillmor's excellent-as-always liveblog of the show. [Boing Boing Blog]
I was supposed to go, but had some analog rights management to take care of today. Looks like I missed a fun day.
Berkeley's Hal Varian puts it DRM in perspective: DRM is just one of many business models, including advertising, bundling content with other things, subscriptions, low prices for authentic versions, micropayments. Pluses and minuses in each. In DRM, seller should want to maximize value, not protection. More you give customer, more valuable customer finds the product. Pick the right tradeoff. [from Dan's notes]
Also check out the Berkeley Intellectual Property Weblog for coverage.