ArticleVolume 34, No. 4 (2011)

Alternatives to Collective Management: DRMs and Other Business/Technology Options

One of the things that film studios are hearing with increasing frequency is the suggestion that compulsory licenses are a solution to piracy. Those of us at film studios have a lot of concerns about that. The argument we are hearing is basically: “You can’t beat it, so you join it—legalize piracy and then tax it.”