Rights Management Languages

This chapter focuses on a new breed of content-protection mechanisms based on a DRM language.[6] These languages offer much more flexibility when it comes to use and control of content than typical protection schemes.

[6] Some of the research for this section came from content at http://xml.coverpages.org/.

With the advent of the eXtensible Markup Language (XML), many companies and standards bodies have been coming up with definitions for XML-based languages that would facilitate the creation of interoperable, cross-platform, and Web-based applications and services. Initially, these languages were being built in to media players such as RealNetworks' RealOne Player and the Microsoft Windows Media Player. Later, they ...

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