Digital Rights Management: Technological, Economic, Legal and Political Aspects / Edition 1

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The content industries consider Digital Rights Management (DRM) to contend with unauthorized downloading of copyrighted material, a practice that costs artists and distributors massively in lost revenue.

Based on two conferences that brought together high-profile specialists in this area - scientists, lawyers, academics, and business practitioners - this book presents a broad, well-balanced, and objective approach that covers the entire DRM spectrum. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the book is structured using three different perspectives that cover the technical, legal, and business issues.

This monograph-like anthology is the first consolidated book on this young topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540404651
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 1/12/2004
  • Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series , #2770
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 812
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1 DRM as an Interlocking Challenge for Different Scientific Disciplines: Introduction 1
2 Digital Rights Management: Technological Aspects 3
2.1 Definition, Aspects, and Overview 3
2.2 Requirements for DRM Systems 16
2.3 Components of DRM Systems 26
Identification and Metadata 26
Authentication, Identification Techniques, and Secure Containers - Baseline Technologies 62
Digital Watermarking 81
Content Based Identification (Fingerprinting) 93
Rights Expression Languages 101
Electronic Payment Systems 113
Mobile DRM 138
2.4 A Sample DRM System 150
2.5 DRM and Standardization - Can DRM Be Standardized? 162
2.6 Trusted Platforms, DRM, and Beyond 178
2.7 DRM Under Attack: Weaknesses in Existing Systems 206
2.8 If Piracy Is the Problem, Is DRM the Answer? 224
3 Digital Rights Management: Economic Aspects 234
3.1 The Basic Economic Theory of Copying 234
3.2 Facing the Music: Value Driven Electronic Markets, Networks and Value Webs in Economic Integration of Digital Products 250
3.3 Creating a Framework for Business Models for Digital Content - Mobile Music as Case Study 271
3.4 Impacts of DRM on Internet Based Innovation 288
3.5 Evaluating Consumer Acceptance for Protected Digital Content 301
3.6 Lessons from Content-for-Free Distribution Channels 321
3.7 Standardization in DRM - Trends and Recommendations 334
3.8 The Darknet and the Future of Content Protection 344
4 Digital Rights Management: Legal and Political Aspects 366
4.1 Protection of Digital Content and DRM Technologies in the USA 366
Protection under US Copyright Law 366
The Copyright Wars - A Computer Scientist's View of Copyright in the U.S. 383
4.2 Protection of Digital Content and DRM Technologies in the European Union 405
European Copyright - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 405
DRM and Privacy - Legal Aspects in the European Union 418
Private Copying and Levies for Information- and Communication-Technologies and Storage Media in Europe 447
Tipping the Scale in Favor of the Right Holders: The European Anti-Circumvention Provisions 462
4.3 Protection of Digital Content - Germany 479
The German Copyright - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 479
Copy Protection by DRM in the EU and Germany: Legal Aspects 502
Implementation of the European Info Directive in German Law and Its Consequences for Teaching and Research 520
New Copyright for the Digital Age: Political Conflicts in Germany 528
4.4 Copyright Dilemma: Access Right as a Postmodern Symbol of Copyright Deconstruction? 574
4.5 Business, Technology, and Law - Interrelations of Three Scientific Perspectives on DRM 587
4.6 The Present and Future of DRM - Musings on Emerging Legal Problems 597
A Getting Insights: DRM Conferences 2000 and 2002 655
B: Authors 685
C: References 701
D: Index 799
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