Are We Ready for DRM on Photos?

That’s a good question to start pondering, because according to Rob Price at Business Insider, the Joint Photographics Expert Group (look at their acronym to determine if they’re important) is looking at incorporating digital rights management technology into web-accessible images.

Will this change everything for the better, allowing us to protect our work and receive the compensation we need to produce more of it? Or will it destroy the sharing economy on the web?

My opinion: Maybe.

(Thanks to John Harrington for the link.)

Mark E. Johnson

1 Response

  1. DRM the wrong path, overly restrictive and overly litigious. Creative Commons! Can’t that content be shared as well as giving the creator money rights?

    My initials are DRM, full disclosure.

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