BIC Battle No. 2 - DRM v DRM-Free Debate

A session at BIC Battle No. 2: The DRM v DRM-free Debate

Monday 4th March, 2013

1:30pm to 6:00pm (GMT)

Not sure which way to go regarding DRM for digital products? BIC Battle No.2 could be just the event you’ve been looking for!

In November 2012, BIC launched its exciting new series of debating events: BIC Battles.

Following on the success of BIC Battle No.1, we’d like to invite BIC members and non-members alike to join us for BIC Battle No.2 on 4th March 2013 at the RSA in London.

This event will be dedicated to exploring the complex area of DRM and will be a fantastic opportunity to witness industry experts share their thoughts: via both presentations and panel discussion.

There will be plenty of opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the speakers throughout the event, in addition to a short drinks reception afterwards.

As an attendee, you will be asked to vote (anonymously) for one of the following statements at the start, and then again at the end of the debate. It will be interesting to see what influence the speakers have had!

Statement 1
DRM is needed in order to fight copyright infringement. It helps the copyright holder maintain artistic, and intellectual control, and ensures continued revenue streams for everyone involved in the book industry.

Statement 2
There is no evidence that DRM helps prevent copyright infringement. It serves only to frustrate and inconvenience legitimate customers (who become unclear as to whether they own the downloaded item, or are merely “renting” it), and contributes to big businesses stifling innovation and competition.

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Time 1:30pm6:00pm GMT

Date Mon 4th March 2013


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