An article in India eNews includes:
Bangalore - India is planning to significantly amend its Copyright Act of 1957 to include among other things the concept of Digital Rights Management, a move which campaigners believe will restrict access to knowledge.
DRM critics argue that the phrase ‘digital rights management’ is a misnomer and the term digital restrictions management is more accurate, since the mechanisms allow the enforcement of any restrictions desired by the publishers, regardless of whether those restrictions actually correspond to the publisher’s legal rights.
Critics also say that transferring control of the use of media from consumers to a consolidated media industry will lead to loss of existing user rights and stifle innovation in software and cultural productions.
I also added my own feedback as a comment.
1. Russell McOrmond | July 22nd, 2006 at 7:57 pm
It is important to remember that DRM isn’t controversial because of the changes that are made to the content, but the changes that are made to the information technologies we use to produce, distribute or access digital content. While the copyright holder should have their rights protected, we must remember that the owners of these technologies also have rights that must be protected — and protected from incumbent copyright holders who are the real rights infringers in this debate.
In Canada we have a Petition to protect Information Technology property rights to try to address this issue: http://www.digital-copyright.ca/petition/ict/