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Felten Tinkered by Business Week
posted by mpawlo on Tuesday August 26, @05:50PM
from the read-all-about-him dept.
Copyright Business Week has published an Q and A with Ed Felten. Felten is a computer-science professor at Princeton University's Computer Science well-known for being threatened with a DMCA based law suit in 2001 when Felten planned to present a paper outlining security flaws in copy-protection technology. Exerpt from the article:

Q: Do you think intellectual property changes when it becomes digital?
A: It has to change. And especially for copyrighted works, the business aspects have to change. [With digital material] everything becomes cheaper and easier -- any kind of processing, distribution, and use. Even if there were no illegal copying, the advent of digital distribution will put a lot of stress on the movie and music industry. When the distribution costs comes down, that puts more price pressure on the rest of the cost.

Read more in Business Week.

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