Abstract of

'Interoperability Challenges for DRM Systems'

Large scale Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems are close to deployment in various areas. However, interoperability problems associated with DRM based content distribution systems encompassing many business models, consumer use cases, content and device types, have not been regarded in detail. On grounds of an analysis of these issues we argue that comprehensive DRM poses very special interoperability challenges, and advocate the utility of intermediary roles for viable DRM solutions.