4672589 story Empirical Study Shows DRM Encourages Infringement 375 Posted by timothy on Friday May 29, 2009 @08:06AM from the next-week-how-gravity-lures-skiers-to-mountains dept. Hucko writes "Ars Technica has a story about a study by Cambridge law professor Patricia Akester that suggests (declares?) that DRM and its ilk does persuade citizens to infringe copyright and circumvent authors' protections. The name of the study is 'Technological accommodation of conflicts between freedom of expression and DRM: the first empirical assessment.'" The study itself is available for download (PDF); there's also a distillation here.