Encyclopedia of Database Systems

2018 Edition
| Editors: Ling Liu, M. Tamer Özsu

Digital Rights Management

  • Radu Sion
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-8265-9_130

Synonyms

DRM

Definition

Digital rights management (DRM) is a term that encompasses mechanisms and protocols deployed by content publishers and rights holders to enforce access licensing terms. This entry discusses mainly DRM for relational data, specifically such methods as database watermarking. General DRM techniques are discussed elsewhere [20].

Historical Background

Historically, DRM methods have found ample application in consumer entertainment and multimedia industries since the late 1980s. More recently, with the advent of massive relational data management and warehousing systems, increasingly, valuable data has been produced, packaged and delivered in relational form. In such frameworks, DRM assurances have become an essential requirement. As traditional multimedia DRM mechanisms are ill-suited for the new data domain, starting in 2001, researchers developed mechanisms for relational data rights protection [1, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] mainly centered around the concept of...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Elena Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.DiSTAUniv. of InsubriaVareseItaly