Rights expression languages

Pramod A. Jamkhedkar, Gregory L. Heileman

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Rights expression languages (RELs) form a central component of digital rights management (DRM) systems. The process of development of RELs transforms the rights requirements to a formal language ready to be used in DRM systems. Decisions regarding the design of the conceptual model, syntax, semantics, and other such properties of the language, affect not only each other, but also the integration of the language in DRM systems, and the design of DRM system as a whole. This chapter provides a detailed analysis of each step of this process and the tradeoffs involved that not only affect the properties of the REL, but also the DRM system using that REL.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Secure Multimedia Distribution
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781605662626
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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