Distributed DRM System

Arnab, Alapan and Hutchison, Andrew (2004) Distributed DRM System, 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.

Item Type: Technical report
Additional Information: This report is based on a paper that was originally submitted to the ACM Workshop on Digital Rights Management. While the paper was not accepted, the reviewers gave a lot of constructive criticisms, and many of the recomendations and criticisms have been incorporated and addressed in this report. We would like the thank the reviewers on their detailed reviews.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rights Management, Web Services, Components
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2004
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 15:35
URI: http://pubs.cs.uct.ac.za/id/eprint/196

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