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Performance Implications of a Kernel Level DRM Controller

Arnab, Alapan, Duncan Bennett, Marlon Paulse and Andrew Hutchison (2005) Performance Implications of a Kernel Level DRM Controller. In Proceedings Southern African Telecommunicaion, Networks & Applications Conference (SATNAC) 2005, Central Drakensberg, South Africa.

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) aims to provide ``persistent access control'' of data[Rosenblatt2003]. A DRM controller is a software or hardware module that enforces the access control rules associated with a DRM enabled data. This paper discusses a project that aims to investigate the possibility of implementing a DRM controller in the kernel of the GNU-Linux operating system and the performance implications of such an implementation.

EPrint Type:Conference Poster
ID Code:229
Deposited By:Arnab, A
Deposited On:06 October 2005