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Digital rights management

Safavi-Naini, Rei & Sheppard, Nicholas P. (2010) Digital rights management. In Rosenberg, Burton (Ed.) Handbook of Financial Cryptography and Security. CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group).

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Abstract

Digital rights management allows information owners to control the use and dissemination of electronic documents via a machine-readable licence. Documents are distributed in a protected form such that they may only be used with trusted environments, and only in accordance with terms and conditions stated in the licence. Digital rights management has found uses in protecting copyrighted audio-visual productions, private personal information, and companies' trade secrets and intellectual property. This chapter describes a general model of digital rights management together with the technologies used to implement each component of a digital rights management system, and desribes how digital rights management can be applied to secure the distribution of electronic information in a variety of contexts.

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ID Code: 34333
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: digital rights management, rights expression languages, trusted computing
ISBN: 9781420059816
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > COMPUTER SOFTWARE (080300) > Computer System Security (080303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Markup Languages (080404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Learning Support
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2011 14:35

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