The Digital Rights Movement  
The Information Society Series  
Laura DeNardis and Michael Zimmer, Series Editors  
Interfaces on Trial 2.0, Jonathan Band and Masanobu Katoh  
Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability, Laura DeNardis, editor  
The Reputation Society: How Online Opinions Are Reshaping the Offline World, Hassan  
Masum and Mark Tovey, editors  
The Digital Rights Movement: The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright,  
Hector Postigo  
The Digital Rights Movement  
The Role of Technology in Subverting Digital Copyright  
Hector Postigo  
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Postigo, Hector  
The digital rights movement: the role of technology in subverting digital  
copyright / Hector Postigo.  
p. cm. — (The information society series)  
Includes bibliographical references and index.  
ISBN 978-0-262-01795-4 (hardcover: alk. paper)  
1. Copyright and electronic data processing. 2. Digital rights management.  
3. Hacktivism. 4. Internet—Law and legislation. 5. Piracy (Copyright)—  
Prevention. 6. Fair use (Copyright). I. Title.  
K1447.95.P67 2012