digital rights management (drm) matthew forest. piracy

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  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) Matthew Forest
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  • Piracy
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  • Copy Protection
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  • Lock-out Systems 10NES, Hardware Trademark Security System (TMSS), Software EA License Model
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  • Media
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  • Music
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  • Consoles Cevat Yerli of Crytek: Similar games on consoles sell factors of 4-5 more.
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  • PC
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  • What do consumers want?
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  • Quotes [...] because if consumers are unable to obtain a legitimate copy without experiencing additional costs and/or delays, then piracy becomes a far more attractive option. 1.html 1.html The ideal DRM system is flexible, entirely transparent to the user, and [...] complex [...] to crack.
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  • So now what? Consumers dont like DRM Pirates will always pirate Need to find some middle ground Minimize inconvenience Provide additional convenience Tailor solutions to specific products
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  • Suggestions For small, portable files like music or small videos, opt for no DRM For moderate files such as movies, encryption works (so long as 3 rd parties can make players) For larger/domain specific media, such as games, minimize inconvenience of paying customers, and provide extra services to negate unavoidable inconvenience For Business use hardware and server based access
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  • Conclusions Piracy wont go away DRM is necessary, but must be handled carefully A well tailored DRM system can weather initial outcry and provide services for consumer and producer alike
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  • Questions? Select References: 1up 2008. Gabe newell says drm strategies are just dumb. newelldrm-strategies-dumb. CLARKE, R. 2001. Drm will beget dcrm. In Workshop on Digital Rights Management for the Web.WorldWide Web Consortium, Sophia-Antipolis, France. ws/pp/xamax-clarke.html. Everiss 2008. Bruce on Games: Game piracy. HowStuffWorks 2011. How digital rights management works. MANASSE, M. S. 2001. Why rights management is wrong (and what to do instead). In Workshop on Digital Rights Management for the Web. World Wide Web Consortium, Sophia-Antipolis, France. Opensource 2011. The drm graveyard: A brief history of digital rights management in music. TweakGuides 2010. TweakGuides: Pc game piracy examined. 1.html.