Digital rights management (DRM) — the protection and copyright of digitally created and managed content — is a hot topic not just in the publishing industry, but everywhere these days. The sponsors of Seybold Seminars have taken this interest into account by adding a full day of discussion at next month’s show in New York.
Seybold Seminars and Publications president Gene Gable noted that the event’s popularity with publishing and creative professionals makes it a natural venue for lively debates on digital rights. “Our customers and many of our exhibitors are dependent on rights protection for their income, and consumers must realize that just because it’s easy to copy something that doesn’t make it right. So we are highlighting the tools and processes that make it more difficult for legally protected works to be illegally copied and distributed.”
As anyone can attest who has visited a Seybold Seminars expo over the past couple of years, DRM systems already abound. The technology is already considered core technology in most digital content distribution systems, where it protects audio, video, e-books and other electronic media.
Seybold purports to use the “Digital Rights Management Day” — Wednesday, February 20, 2002 — to offer technology overviews, business models and case studies for DRM solutions. A competitive assessment of current DRM vendor solutions will also be discussed. The moderator will be Bill Rosenblatt, president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies.
takes place every year in New York, NY and San Francisco, Calif. The next event takes place from February 19 – 22 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York.