CD DRM: Threat Models and Business Models


Before analyzing the security of any system, we need to ask what the system is trying to accomplish: what its threat model is. In the case of CD DRM, the systemís goals are purely economic, and the technical goals of the system exist only to protect or enable the business models of the record label and the DRM vendor. Accordingly, any discussion of threat models must begin and end by talking about business models.

It is important to note that the record label and the DRM vendor are separate entities whose goals and incentives are not always aligned. Indeed, we will see that incentive differences between the label and the DRM vendor can be an important factor in understanding the design and deployment of CD DRM systems. Freedom to Tinker Ľ Blog Archive Ľ CD DRM: Threat Models and Business Models

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 25th January 2006 2:51AM