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Les DRMs : entre protection légale et protection technique des biens culturels à l'ère numérique


  • Anne-Gaëlle Geffroy


The protection offered by the exclusive copyright is based on two distinct and complementary pillars: legal protection and technical protection through private measures. Copyright law in the digital environment has modified the balance of this system by putting in place a legal protection of the technical measures of protection. What is the economic rationale behind this modification? What are the consequences on the organization of cultural industries? The article addresses these two questions. JEL code – L51, L63, L86, L88, 034.

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  • Anne-Gaëlle Geffroy, 2006. "Les DRMs : entre protection légale et protection technique des biens culturels à l'ère numérique," Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Université, vol. 0(4), pages 75-82.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rpvedb:rpve_454_0075

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    JEL classification:

    • L51 - Industrial Organization - - Regulation and Industrial Policy - - - Economics of Regulation
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • L88 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Government Policy


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