If Piracy Is the Problem, Is DRM the Answer?

  • Stuart Haber
  • Bill Horne
  • Joe Pato
  • Tomas Sander
  • Robert Endre Tarjan
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2770)

Abstract

Piracy of digital content is considered a serious problem by content companies. Digital Rights Management is considered a potential solution to this problem. In this paper we study to what degree DRM can live up to this expectation. We conclude that given the current and foreseeable state of technology the content protection features of DRM are not effective at combating piracy.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart Haber
    • 1
  • Bill Horne
    • 1
  • Joe Pato
    • 1
  • Tomas Sander
    • 1
  • Robert Endre Tarjan
    • 2
  1. 1.Hewlett-Packard Laboratories 
  2. 2.Department of Computer SciencePrinceton University, and Office of Strategy and Technology, Hewlett-Packard 

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