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Articles tagged with: 'DRM'

The future: When information becomes self-aware

A dozen years ago (bear with me) I was involved in one of the dot-com boom start-ups using DRM (Digital Rights Management) technology to protect music and other digital content. It was a noble effort to protect information, but as we all know there has been somewhat of a battle in the music industry since that time … balancing the benefits of protecting digital information against the benefits of allowing it to remain open.

Mr Jobs’ negotiations with the music industry to provide DRM-free content through iTunes demonstrates the benefits (to listeners and the

industry)  and a viable business model without the use of DRM, but I’m still concerned about my own information and how it is used. In today’s world of multiple identities (for instance, for my work and home lives) how do I separate and manage the use … Continue reading ...

Mike Smith
Scientific Community member