53: Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Digital Rights Management
for Computer Graphics
10:30 am 12:15 pm
This second course in the policy sequence gives computer
graphics practitioners, developers, and researchers an
in-depth look at the growing conflicts between owners
and users of intellectual property.
Introduction to the Impact of Public Policy on Computer
Graphics (Tuesday, 8:30 10:15 am) or equivalent
knowledge. The tutorial assumes a fundamental understanding
of public policy, its effect on our professional lives,
and how it is effected and affected.
The concerns of owners and users of intellectual property,
the origins of intellectual property rights and copyright,
current laws regarding copyright (national and international),
the tension between copyright and free speech, digital-rights-management
(DRM) systems, implications of the use of DRM, and possible
responses (from individuals, ACM, and ACM SIGGRAPH).
University of Minnesota
in Digital Media
Rights Management Systems
of the Use of Digital Rights Management Systems
Burk and Simons