Workshop on Digital Rights Management Impact on Consumer Communications


6 January 2005, 12:15pm to 5:10pm

Room S215-216, South Hall

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)





Opening remark

Wenjun Zeng (Univ. of Missouri), Workshop Chair




Invited presentation


Digital Rights Management: From Open Platform Specifications to Marketplace Implementations

Marina Bosi (MPEG LA, LLC, Denver, Colorado, USA)


Session 1


On DRM Interoperability and Compatibility

Xin Wang (ContentGuard, USA)


Traceability and Privacy: The Separation of Duty Approach of the LWDRM

(Light Weight Digital Rights Management) System

Rüdiger Grimm, P. Aichroth, S. Puchta, and J. Hasselbach (Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany)


A Case for Person-centric Digital Rights Management

T. Kalker, M. Spasojevic, A. Said, A. Petruszka, P. Shah, and P. Mclean (HP Labs, USA)


DRM in a Ubiquitous Computing Environment

Madjid Merabti and D. Llewellyn-Jones (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)


Persistent Rights Management for Digital Broadcast Services

Corinne Le Buhan Jordan (Nagravision, Switzerland)


DiMaS: Managing Multiple Descriptions and Rights on P2P Networks

Tommo Reti and Risto Sarvas (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT, Finland)



2:50 - 3:10




3:10 - 5:10

Session  2


Content and License Roaming for eHome DRM Applications

Bin Zhu and Shipeng Li (Microsoft Research)


DRM Support in Secure Disk Drives

Laszlo Hars and Robert H. Thibadeau (Seagate Research, USA)


A Digital Rights Management System for the Exchange of Learning Objects

James Simon (Sun Microsystems) and Jean-Noel Colin  (Oxys, Belgium)


A Credential Based Approach to Managing Exceptions in Digital Rights Management Systems

Jean-Henry Morin (University of Geneva, Switzerland)


Network Centric Mobile Digital Rights Management

Sridhar Gangadharpalli, Sridhar Varadarajan (Satyam Computer Services), Chi-Cheng Chu and Rajit Gadh, (UCLA)


Content-Dependent Low-Frequency Watermarking

Jeffrey Bloom (Sarnoff Corporation, USA)

Invited Talk

Digital Rights Management: From Open Platform Specifications to Marketplace Implementations
Marina Bosi
Denver, Colorado

In the past months MPEG LA® has been developing a Digital Rights Management (DRM) Reference Model (RM). The DRM RM includes different technologies and standards in order to define a generic DRM system. The aim of the DRM RM is to provide a basis for offering licenses to enable specific marketplace implementations without being implementation-dependent. In its current embodiment, the DRM RM version 3.0 specifies a toolkit of generic DRM processes including assets packaging and distribution, licenses generation and enforcement etc. In addition, the Open
Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRM version 1.0 and 2.0 and the Internet Music Transfer (IMT) Service Protocol are supported. The ultimate goal of the DRM RM is to enable the users to access various DRM technologies and to assist them in the implementation of their own technology choices.

Marina Bosi is Chief Technology Officer at MPEG LA, LLC a firm specializing in the licensing of multimedia technology. Prior to that, Dr. Bosi was VP-Technology, Standards and Strategies with Digital Theater Systems (DTS) and at Dolby Laboratories where she worked on AC-2 and AC-3 technology and coordinated the MPEG-2 AAC development.

Dr. Bosi participated in a number of activities aimed to standardize audio and video coding and digital secure content, including the DVD Forum, the SDMI, and is currently involved in the ANSI/ISO MPEG, ATSC, DVB, and SMPTE standard setting process. Dr. Bosi is also a founding member and director of the Digital Media Project (Geneva 2003), a non-profit organization that promotes successful development, deployment and use of Digital Media. Fellow and Past President of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), Dr. Bosi is a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of ASA.

Consulting Professor at Stanford University Computer Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Dr. Bosi holds several patents and publications including the book "Introduction to Digital Audio Coding and Standards", Kluwer Academic Publishers December 2002.