Digital Rights Management

P. Koster, Willem Jonker

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Digital Rights Management, or DRM for short, is a much-discussed topic nowadays. The main reason for this is that DRM technology is often mentioned in the context of protection of digital audio and video content, for example to avoid large scale copying of CDs and DVDs via peer-to-peer networks in the Internet. However, DRM technology is much more than a simple copy protection technology. It is one of the enabling technologies that open the way to secure distribution and exchange of digital content over open digital infrastructures such as the Internet.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationMultimedia Retrieval
EditorsHenk Blanken, A.P. de Vries, H.E. Blok, L. Feng
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-72894-8
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameData-Centric Systems and Applications
PublisherSpringer Verlag


  • EWI-10814
  • IR-61867
  • METIS-241808

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Koster, P., & Jonker, W. (2007). Digital Rights Management. In H. Blanken, A. P. de Vries, H. E. Blok, & L. Feng (Eds.), Multimedia Retrieval (pp. 321-346). (Data-Centric Systems and Applications; No. LNCS4549). Berlin: Springer.