Characterizing Trustworthy Digital Rights Exporting

  • Wenhui Lu
  • Zheying Zhang
  • Jyrki Nummenmaa
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 128)


Digital Rights Management (DRM) is an important business enabler for digital content industry. Rights exporting is one of the crucial tasks in providing the interoperability of DRM. Trustworthy rights exporting is required by both the end users and the DRM systems. We propose a set of principles for trustworthy rights exporting by analysing the characteristic of rights exporting. Based on the principles, we provide some suggestions on how trustworthy rights exporting should be performed.


Digital Rights Management (DRM) rights exporting DRM interoperability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenhui Lu
    • 1
  • Zheying Zhang
    • 1
  • Jyrki Nummenmaa
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information SciencesUniversity of TampereTampereFinland

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