Sorting Out the DRM Mess
Experts gather in New York this week to discuss the Grokster case and other digital rights management issues.Its tough to make a profit selling digital content without protection from piracy. The current system of digital safeguards is very much a work in progress. Experts on DRM in New York on Wednesday to discuss the fields latest trends and techniques at the DRM Strategies Conference & Expo. Highlights of the show will include contrasting demonstrations of digital rights management technologies by leading vendors including Microsoft Corp., Authentica, ContentGuard, MacroVision Corp. and others.
At the moment, there are plenty of DRM solutions to choose from; in fact the plethora of competing DRM approaches creates something of a standards quagmire that slows overall adoption of the technology. Its not clear whether the demos offered at the show will provide more clarity, but theyll definitely provide more information.