Trust and Rights in Multimedia Content Management Systems

V. Torres, E. Rodríguez, S. Llorente, and J. Delgado (Spain)


Multimedia content protection, digital rights management, content management, standards.


Secure and trusted distribution of multimedia content is a key issue for content creators, content providers and distributors, as they want to fight piracy and receive the revenues derived from their creativity work. The provision of trust and protection has not been already solved by the existing multimedia distribution mechanisms. Such mechanisms lie on proprietary architectures and tools, and users have to cope with different viewers and players to consume multimedia contents. In order to provide enhanced multimedia capabilities to final users, several standards and initiatives have appeared. Our aim is to take profit of their effort to define an architecture flexible enough to provide the needed functionality to all the actors in the distribution value chain, protecting multimedia content from unauthorised usage.

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