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Hardware-Based Digital-rights Management System Protecting Privacy and Free Content Choice

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012484D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Presented is a computer system that allows software and digital-content providers to enforce digital rights management (DRM) on general-purpose computers while also allowing everyone to freely produce their own content and distribute it to others who want it, and while protecting privacy. Content can be music, videos, pictures, games, texts and anything else that may be protected by intellectual-property rights or other usage rights and can be represented and used via a computer.