Strong Copyright + DRM + Weak Net Neutrality = Digital Dystopia?
by CHARLES W. BAILEY, JR.
Preprint, publication: May 2006
"For example, an academic user, in consideration of a specified license payment by his or her library, can view a DRM-protected scholarly article?but not copy, move, loan, extract, edit, or embed it?for a week, after which it is inaccessible. We can extend this hypothetical example by imagining that the library could pay higher license fees to gain more rights to the journal in question, and the library (or the user) could dynamically purchase additional article-specific rights enhancements as needed though micropayments." (p.11)