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DRM article in Progressive Librarian

"Steal This Comic," xkcd.com, by Randall Munroe

Just a quick post to mention that I've published my first peer-reviewed article!

Puckett, J. (2010). Digital Rights Management as information access barrier. Progressive Librarian, (34-35), 11-24.

"Digital Rights Management as information access barrier" is in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Progressive Librarian. It's a small journal and recent issues aren't online yet, but it's available under a Creative Commons license so I can share it here (PDF link). Open access FTW. Also, spoiler alert: turns out I think DRM is bad.

Scholarly publishing being what it is, some of the research is already a bit out of date. Notably, there have been some new DMCA exemptions passed that have created some new classes of legitimate use for circumventing DRM. If I've got to be outdated, that's a good reason in my books.

Also: If you're interested in DRM, and if you can get your hands on the print issue of Progressive Librarian (#34-35, Fall-Winter 2010), my article precedes a great related essay by Ted Striphas, pp. 39-45, "E-books in the classroom: Implications for teaching, learning and research," all about the Amazon Kindle.

Also also: I'll be presenting on DRM online for ACRL on March 1. Still time to register.