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Digital Rights Management - An Industry Outlook [2005-2008]

Digital Rights Management - An Industry Outlook [2005-2008]

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Publish Date : Nov, 2005| No. of Pages : 55

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The problem of leakage and theft of information among corporate and enterprises who work in collaboration I snow steadily tackled by a software called Digital Rights Management (DRM). The software provides all time protection internally and externally of corporate firewalls.

A market research report, “Digital Rights Management – An Industry Outlook (2005-2008)” prepared by RNCOS studies the increasing worldwide demand for online protection rights and thereby demand for digital rights management software. The latter is expected to touch a peak of US $3.6 billion by 2008 along with a growth rate of 106.1%.

According to RNCOS analysts, in 2004, 138 US companies suffered a loss of US $35 to $39 billion annually on account of theft of intellectual property and corporate leaks. As a result there has been an established use of DRM to control leakage of authorized and authenticated digital content and create an audit trail to identify inappropriate or illegal use. The market research report views that ‘security leaks’ were becoming a threat to entertainment and digital publishing industry and solutions to the same were being blocked by the absence of a standard content protection system.

A significant outcome of DRM technologies is that end-users are more cautious about restriction to access and use of information. Thus a prime objective of DRM users is to create a balance between appropriate compensation to creators of digital content and the rights of end-users.




The market research report, “Digital Rights Management – An Industry Outlook (2005-2008)” analyzes the impact of DRM on content management systems and music industry and the effect on content owners/ distributors and CE/PC manufacturers. The report will also be useful for CE/PC vendors and DRM solution vendors who seek the current state of DRM industry and the decisions to take for it as also develop interoperable systems.

The report examines the digital rights debate while providing a review for players in this sector. It accounts for stakeholders’ interest in designing DRM-related technologies and how they can be integrated into business strategy.




The market research report spreads over seven chapters where chapter 2 gives an introduction to DRM and online copyright protection whereas chapter 3 includes the legal framework and regulations. Chapter 4 and 5 discusses on DRM market size, opportunities and barriers. Chapter 6 includes the current issues and developments in DRM Industry. Chapter 7 provide profiles of Digital Output Protection/ DRM Solution/ Physical Media Copy Protection vendors including Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM. Sony, VeriSign Inc among others.

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