In the Digital Era, copyright has become harder to enforce than ever before. Digital works are subject to copying without any quality degradation, which encourages piracy and can lead to market failure [1, p.118]. While some optimists [2, p.236] claim that digital rights management (DRM) is a successful technology, protecting copyrights in the digital world, and safeguarding markets and creators alike, the truth is quite the opposite. Since current implementations of DRM unjustly and broadly harden access to copyrighted works, they represent a disconnect with the fundamental concepts of copyright, breaking with the Lockean principles for appropriation which are the bedrock for property rights.