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WIRED on licensing issues

WIRED magazine 9.10 (October 2001) pp. 140-149 has an interesting article
"Licensed to Bill" by Jeff Howe, reviewing and previewing technologies and
issues raised by music industry moves.  The eye-catching feature of the
article is that after a teaser page the reader is given a full page of
fine-print "Reader License Agreement" and the following pages of the issue
have been bound at the right margin with a tear-off strip:  "Breaking the
seal constitutes acceptance of the Agreement."  The article concludes with
a usefully lucid two page graphic representation of the way "digital
rights management" technology will control the use of licensed
intellectual property.

Jim O'Donnell
Classics, U. of Penn