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Cited based multimedia IPR management on cost-effective smart device

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CopySmart is a fully operational solution for the construction of trusted intermediation systems. Using a high level description of the regulation models, the CopySmart is fully dynamic and customizable to tailor fit the requirements of any e-activity. CopySmart directly provides security and authentication services, event tracking and metering, user rights and profiles management and content rights management. CopySmart relies on recognized third party solutions for certification, notarization and payment services. As an open platform which easily interfaces to any additional application or service needed for its operation, CopySmart has proven its worth through testing and customer feedback. As an example, CopySmart met all requirements and 81% of the users found the system easy to use when it was tested at the British Library between July 1997 and January 1998. CopySmart is made up of the following components: CopySmart Trusted Administrator (this component manages registration of users and contents and lets the domain administrator specify the security rules to be shared by all the actors interacting in the trusted domain); CopySmart Trusted server (this component manages remote connections of users, users' authentication, conditional access to the content, secure delivery of the content); CopySmart Secured Device (this component includes the CopySmart client ,CopySmart-Play, to be installed on each personal computer, PC, interacting with the CopySmart Trusted server and a development kit for preparing content to be protected). Each CopySmart user must be provided with a GPK2000 smart card and a GCR400 card reader. The CopySmart Trusted server is accessible via a standard Internet browser (Netscape, Ms IE). The CopySmart Trusted server and the CopySmart Trusted. Administrator run on Windows NT4.0 and above.
The rapid expansion of information networks such as the Internet, and the introduction of digital broadcasting technology have raised the issues of copyright, authors rights, access control and payment for digital multimedia material. Once published, the use, manipulation and distribution of digital information, and the related rights, are difficult to control. Under CopySmart, new hardware and software building blocks are being developed for implementing intellectual property right (IPR) management in multimedia applications. Initially, they will be targeted at the personal computer (PC) environment. The basic technology for IPR management already exists in the form of CITED, a global IPR management tool developed using security technology from the smart card market and standard interfaces for portable hardware. The key to market acceptance of such a system is the respect of standards. Based on these standard technologies COPYSMART will, within the short term, produce the hardware and software building blocks for implementing IPR management in multimedia applications. The CopySmart device will contain protected CITED functions and security functions. Cryptographic algorithms and payment functions will reside in the CopySmart device in a removable security module, so that it can be easily adapted to national regulations and payment methods.
The rapid expansion of information networks such as the Internet and the introduction of digital broadcasting technology have given issues of copyright, authors rights, access control and payment for digital multimedia material particular importance. Once published, the use, manipulation and distribution of digital information, and the related rights, are difficult to control. Under CopySmart, new hardware and software building blocks necessary for implementing intellectual property right (IPR) management in multimedia applications are being developed, targeted initially at the PC environment. The basic technology for IPR management already exists in the form of CITED, a global IPR management tool developed in a previous esprit project using security technology from the smart card market and standard interfaces for portable hardware (PCMCIA, etc). The key to market acceptance of such a system is the respect of standards. Based on these standard technologies COPYSMART will, within the short term, produce the hardware and software building blocks for implementing IPR management in multimedia applications. The CopySmart device will contain protected CITED functions and security functions. Cryptographic algorithms and payment functions will reside in the CopySmart device in a removable security module, so that it can be easily adapted to national regulations and payment methods.

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