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Distributed DRM System

Arnab, Alapan and Andrew Hutchison (2004) Distributed DRM System. Technical Report CS04-27-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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There is no standardised framework for digital rights management (DRM). With the proliferation of DRM systems, there is an increasing need for portability across multiple platforms and DRM systems. Current DRM systems can also be considered incomplete. Some DRM systems are not scalable enough; some are too focused on a particular application/file format and most do not have adequate mechanisms to address all the needs of the end users of the DRM protected works. In this paper we outline a proposal for an open, componentized rights management framework. This framework includes the architecture and a set of features that we believe solves the requirements for a DRM system.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Rights Management, Web Services, Components
ID Code:196
Deposited By:Arnab, A
Deposited On:15 December 2004