Proponents of a new digital rights management (DRM) scheme prepare to walk the tightrope again in mid-2011 with an aggregated technology known as UltraViolet. The group backing UltraViolet is known as the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem. The intent with UltraViolet is to embrace several DRM schemes that can be played across many consumer devices, offering the consumer a choice on where to play back content that the consumer has licensed in the form of a digital media purchase agreement. UltraViolet is not the only game in town, thanks to Apple's continued use of FairPlay, but there also will not likely be a duopoly in DRM for consumer electronics anytime soon, in no small part due to other attempts to aggregate DRM schemes. One company that is looking to aggregate various schemes is Verimatrix and its MultiRights DRM Interoperability effort. Verimatrix sells a Video Content Authority System that enables rights across multiple types of devices, including the Open IPTV Forum's Marlin DRM scheme.
Ultraviolet By Tim Siglin W hen it comes to controlled access and digital rights management (DRM), the sheer number of choices for playing online video has been overwhelming. From
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