Beyond Web Intermediaries: A Framework for Securing Digital Content on Client Systems
Source: University of Benin
The move to begin to place liabilities for copyright violations on internet intermediaries such as ISPs and Cyber Cafes as a result of contents allowed through their networks is a welcome development in the fight against copyright violations and piracy of digital contents. Beyond this however, experts must also realize that consumers of content have unguided opportunities to exploit digital content for undue gains once placed at their disposals. This is particularly possible as a result of the intrinsic properties of digital contents when compared to analog contents such as newspapers and transmissions from satellite cable stations.