Topic 5 – Protecting Intellectual Property

There are a variety of ways that publishers and artists try to protect their work from unauthorized use or distribution. In this topic, you need to teach about how software and digital works (e.g. movies, music, books) are protected.
Strand 3 – IT systems
- Vocabulary – DRM (digital rights management), DVD region codes, serial number, software registration
- Step by step explanation on how software can be registered
- Evaluation of issues related to DRM and other technology in this category
Connect to a strand 1 issue or issues
Connect to a strand 2 issue or issues
Identify stakeholders
Present one news article related to this topic

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Links to Articles and Resources

Insert links to your articles and any really good you have found resources here.

Sondra and Yoonjee article : http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/may/15/drm.apple

Sondra and Yoonjee presentation notes:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k-bJ6dl_VOsENIXAlQNr5cpxidVTIjlA8zxU-63E6dI/edit

David and Quentin's Article: Report: Steam offering Refunds to From Dust Customers
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/08/24/report-steam-offering-refunds-to-from-dust-customers/

How digital rights management works
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/drm.htm