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Intel - Position Paper on Digital Rights Management

Intel Corporation December 2000

Bruce D. Bridges, Vaughn Iverson

We believe that W3C's interest in DRM is timely. W3C should focus on the semantics for the description of rights associated with Web resources.

By focusing on the creation of an interoperable DRM rights description language a horizontal framework for digitally distributed content with the following properties can be enabled:

Note that this approach is very different from having a single comprehensive DRM standard that defines how everything is supposed to work. Rather, this is simply a framework that allows individual vendors to plug in their technologies and innovate. It aims to accelerate the growth of digitally distributed content while promoting interoperability, protection of copyrights, and providing consumers with choice, convenience, ease of use and a diversity of experiences.