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ISMA introduces specs for MPEG-4 DRM

Written by Jari Ketola @ 03 Apr 2003 3:42

ISMA introduces specs for MPEG-4 DRM The Internet Streaming Media Alliance (ISMA) has released a MPEG-4 Content Protection specification for experts in network security, content protection and cryptography to review.
MPEG-4 hasn't achived wide support from the media industry, since it lacks proper Digital Rights Management (DRM). The new specification tries to remedy this problem. Once it clears the peer review, the DRM specification is expected to be finalized in June.

The new specification is based on National Institute of Standards & Technology's 128-bit AES encryption standard, which is already used in consumer products. "[It's] unencumbered by any additional royalty fees and intellectual property concerns and compatible with established Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) specifications," ISMA president Tom Jacobs said.


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