In the digital rights management (DRM) space, standards are an essential component of achieving the often contradictory goals of reliable content protection and maximum technology interoperability.
As consumers increasingly wish to access and use multimedia across a range of devices, whether it is a computer, TV set or portable media player, interoperable technologies within the devices will be essential. At the same time, content owners will also wish to control and protect those assets to the highest possible degree. Establishing digital media standards that can bridge this gap requires companies from different sectors to work in close cooperation. Often these companies will be competitors or will have widely differing views on the business, process and technology requirements.
Rightscom has a detailed knowledge of technical standards development and governance systems, and a high profile engagement in a number of major international standards building activities. We help our clients understand the relevance of standards developments to their business and assist them in the development of appropriate strategies in what is frequently a complex and confusing environment. Our consultants design and facilitate workshops which are used by clients to highlight standards-related issues specific to an organisation and provide advice on which standard a client should consider adopting.