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Digital Rights Management and Individualized Pricing
May/June 2008 (vol. 6 no. 3)
pp. 76-79
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
Digital rights management makes it easier for vendors to practice price discrimination online. Public resistance is perhaps the main reason it is not prevalent in online information sales.

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4. P. Krugman, "What Price Fairness" The New York Times,4 Oct. 2000, p. A35.
5. G. Danezis, S. Lewis, and R. Anderson, "How Much is Location Privacy Worth?" 4th Workshop Economics of Information Security (WEIS 05), www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~rja14/Paperslocation-privacy.pdf .

Index Terms:
price discrimination, economics, DRM, Digital Protection, digital rights management
Citation:
Michael Lesk, "Digital Rights Management and Individualized Pricing," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 76-79, May-June 2008, doi:10.1109/MSP.2008.61
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