DRM as a layered system

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DRM as a layered system
The current landscape for digital rights management (DRM) consists of various ad hoc technologies and platforms that largely focus on copy protection. The fragmented nature of the DRM industry in 2004 is somewhat reminiscent of the telecommunications industry in the late 1980’s. At that time various networking technologies were available, and what was needed was a technology that could integrate existing networks and provide various services to users. The OSI layered framework and the TCP/IP communications protocol suite provided a solution to this situation. The OSI model divides the process of digital data communications into layers. Likewise, in this paper we divide the process of DRM into layers in which various services are offered to the users of digital content at each layer. Three blocks of layers have been identified. The upper layers deal with the endto-end functions of the application, the middle layers deal with rights expression and interpretation, and the lower layer...
Pramod A. Jamkhedkar, Gregory L. Heileman
Added 01 Jul 2010
Updated 01 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Where DRM
Authors Pramod A. Jamkhedkar, Gregory L. Heileman
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