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Broadband Group (BSG) Calls For DRM

Posted: 22nd Jul, 2003 By: MarkJ
The Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG) has today warned that delays in the adoption of Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology could hamper online content (video etc.) services:

If barriers to the adoption of DRM technology were removed, it could ensure that content providers, such as record companies, get paid for the use of content online.

It would also mean that e-government initiatives, such as putting health records online, could be accessed only by those entitled to see them.

But the report's author, Nic Garnett, warned that there is still uncertainty about the technology. "The problem is that people are still confused about DRM. They get stuck on areas such as piracy and protection," he said. "But there is already a lot of technology and laws for this and DRM covers wider issues."


Since most only care about the cost, speed and reliability of their broadband connection, we're betting that this isn't going to bother anybody, too much. More @ VNUNet.
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