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

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a topic of interest to a wide range of people from various backgrounds: engineers and technicians, legal academics and lawyers, economists and business practitioners. The two conferences on the issue held in 2000 and 2002 in Berlin, Germany, brought these people together for fruitful discussions. This book continues this process by providing insights into the three main areas that DRM influences and that DRM is influenced by: technology, economics, and law and politics. Looking at the—rst results of the two conferences we would like to emphasize three aspects. Firstly, DRM is a fairly young topic with many issues still - resolved. Secondly, there is still an acute lack of objective information about DRM and the consequences of using (or not using) DRM in our Information Society. And,—nally, only open discussions amongst all the interested parties and people from difierent scientific and practical backgrounds can help to create a foundation on which DRM can actually become useful.

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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

DRM as an Interlocking Challenge for Different Scientific Disciplines: Introduction.- Digital Rights Management: Technological Aspects.- Requirements for DRM Systems.- Components of DRM Systems Identification and Metadata.- Authentication, Identification Techniques, and Secure Containers – Baseline Technologies.- Digital Watermarking.- Content Based Identification (Fingerprinting).- Rights Expression Languages.- Electronic Payment Systems.- Mobile DRM Introduction: The Need for Mobile DRM.- A Sample DRM System.- DRM and Standardization – Can DRM Be Standardized?.- Trusted Platforms, DRM, and Beyond.- DRM Under Attack: Weaknesses in Existing Systems.- If Piracy Is the Problem, Is DRM the Answer?.- Digital Rights Management: Economic Aspects The Basic Economic Theory of Copying.- Facing the Music: Value-Driven Electronic Markets, Networks and Value Webs in Economic Integration of Digital Products.- Creating a Framework for Business Models for Digital Content – Mobile Music as Case Study.- Impacts of DRM on Internet Based Innovation.- Evaluating Consumer Acceptance for Protected Digital Content.- Lessons from Content-for-Free Distribution Channels.- Standardization in DRM – Trends and Recommendations.- The Darknet and the Future of Content Protection.- Protection of Digital Content and DRM Technologies in the USA.- The Copyright Wars – A Computer Scientist’s View of Copyright in the U.S..- Protection of Digital Content and DRM Technologies in the European Union.- Digital Rights Management and Privacy – Legal Aspects in the European Union.- Private Copying and Levies for Information- and Communication-Technologies and Storage Media in Europe.- Tipping the Scale in Favor of the Right Holders: The European Anti-Circumvention Provisions.- Protection of Digital Content and DRM Technologies in German Copyright.- Copy Protection by DRM in the EU and Germany: Legal Aspects.- Implementation of the European Info Directive in German Law and Its Consequences for Teaching and Research.- New Copyright for the Digital Age: Political Conflicts in Germany.- Copyright Dilemma: Access Right as a Postmodern Symbol of Copyright Deconstruction?.- Business, Technology, and Law – Interrelations of Three Scientific Perspectives on DRM.- The Present and Future of Digital Rights Management – Musings on Emerging Legal Problems.- Getting Insights: DRM Conferences 2000 and 2002.

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