VidShare: A Management Platform for Peer-to-Peer Multimedia Asset Distribution Across Heterogeneous Access Networks with Intellectual Property Management

  • Tom Pfeifer
  • Paul Savage
  • Jonathan Brazil
  • Barry Downes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4267)


The VidShare project develops a management platform for Peer-to-Peer multimedia asset distribution across heterogeneous access networks, fixed and mobile, with Intellectual Property Management and Protection (IPMP). A key objective is to build an architecture that is interoperable with different content management and IPMP solutions. The project utilises MPEG REL as a rights exp-ression language and works with the evolving MPEG-21 Multimedia Framework. The platform supports a number of business models including rights based personal multimedia sharing, distributed multimedia management for corpora-tions, and the retailing of video content including the super distribution of content.


multimedia in peer-to-peer networks mobile multimedia mobile network management digital rights management multimedia middleware and frameworks content distribution networking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Pfeifer
    • 1
  • Paul Savage
    • 1
  • Jonathan Brazil
    • 1
  • Barry Downes
    • 1
  1. 1.Waterford Institute of Technology [WIT] – Carriganore CampusTelecommunications Software & Systems Group [TSSG]WaterfordIreland

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