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Specifications for a Componetised Digital Rights Management (DRM) Framework

Arnab, Alapan and Andrew Hutchison (2005) Specifications for a Componetised Digital Rights Management (DRM) Framework. Technical Report CS05-03-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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This document lays out the specifications for a componentised DRM system. Requirements for a general DRM system are discussed, and we detail a set of components that address these requirements. This document also details the specific services that should be offered by each component and specifies the communication protocols and contents of these messages.

Each of the components of the DRM system are fully fledged web services, and thus some of these components can be used in areas other than DRM. Furthermore, we envisage existing services, such as Certificate Authorities, easily fitting into our proposed framework.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
ID Code:230
Deposited By:Arnab, A
Deposited On:06 October 2005