Boom times for DRM?

The continuing Sony BMG DRM spyware farce notwithstanding, snake oil sales will be huge by 2008, says a report. Demand for DRM (Digital Restrictions Management) is, "expected to touch a peak of US $3.6 billion by 2008 along with a growth rate of 106.1%," say RNCOS analysts.

In 2004, "138 US companies suffered a loss of US $35 to $39 billion annually on account of theft of intellectual property and corporate leaks," it states. "As a result there has been an established use of DRM to control leakage of authorized and authenticated digital content and create an audit trail to identify inappropriate or illegal use." - the original daily p2p and digital media news site

Linked by shanmuga Monday, 5th December 2005 9:28PM