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The Internet Marketplace and Digital Rights Management

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Author(s)

Gordon E. Lyon

Abstract

Lacking physical control over Internet receiving environments, traditional information security methods cannot fully protect digital products. Insisting upon physical control severely restricts the Web market for digital objects and stymies e-commerce. Early digital rights management (DRM) reflects this dilemma, providing only limited scopes of application and suffering from poor usability. Three views-of customers, of losses, and of applications-help clarify considerations for a less restrictive next-generation DRM. Suggestions include substituting trust for diminished physical control via (i) biometrics to ease use and tighten identity binding and (ii) third- parties to rate participants and underwrite transactions.
Citation
Digital Rights Management: Concepts and Applications, Nagarjuna Hills, Hyderabad, India, Vol 6, PP 103-122
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Keywords

digital products, electronic commerce, intellectual property rights, internet distribution

Citation

Lyon, G. (2005), The Internet Marketplace and Digital Rights Management, , , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=150308 (Accessed June 12, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2005, Updated February 27, 2018