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Intellectual Property Still Remains a Huge Difficulty for US Companies Who Suffered a Loss of from $35 to $39 Billion in 2004.

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Digital Rights Management - An Industry Outlook (2005-2008) to their offering.

The problem of leakage and theft of information among corporate and enterprises who work in collaboration is now steadily tackled by a software called Digital Rights Management (DRM). The software provides all time protection internally and externally of corporate firewalls.

A market research report, "Digital Rights Management - An Industry Outlook (2005-2008)" studies the increasing worldwide demand for online protection rights and thereby demand for digital rights management software. The latter is expected to touch a peak of US $3.6 billion by 2008 along with a growth rate of 106.1%.

According to our 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. 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 market research report views that 'security leaks' were becoming a threat to entertainment and digital publishing industry and solutions to the same were being blocked by the absence of a standard content protection system.

A significant outcome of DRM technologies is that end-users are more cautious about restriction to access and use of information. Thus a prime objective of DRM users is to create a balance between appropriate compensation to creators of digital content and the rights of end-users.

Topics Covered

Glossary of Terms

1. Executive Summary

2. Introduction to Digital Rights Management and Online Copyright Protection

3. Legal Framework and Regulations Concerning Digital Rights Management

4. Digital Rights Management Market Size and Forecast, 2005-2008

5. Opportunities and Barriers to Digital Rights Management

6. Recent Issues and Current Developments in DRM Industry

7. Profiles of Digital Output Protection/DRM Solution/Physical Media Copy Protection Vendors

List of Figures


The market research report, "Digital Rights Management - An Industry Outlook (2005-2008)" analyzes the impact of DRM on content management systems and music industry and the effect on content owners/ distributors and CE/PC manufacturers. The report will also be useful for CE/PC vendors and DRM solution vendors who seek the current state of DRM industry and the decisions to take for it as also develop interoperable systems.

The report examines the digital rights debate while providing a review for players in this sector. It accounts for stakeholders' interest in designing DRM-related technologies and how they can be integrated into business strategy.


The market research report spreads over seven chapters where chapter 2 gives an introduction to DRM and online copyright protection; chapter 3 gives the legal framework and regulations; chapter 4 gives DRM market size and forecast, 2005-08; chapter 5 on opportunities and barriers to DRM; chapter 6 on current issues and developments and chapter 7 giving profiles of Digital Output Protection/ DRM Solution/ Physical Media Copy Protection vendors including Adobe Systems Inc., Apple Computer Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM. Sony, VeriSign Inc among others.

Companies Mentioned

--Adobe Systems Inc.

--Apple Computer, Inc.

--ContentGuard Holdings, Inc.

--CoreMedia AG

--Hewlett-Packard Co.


--InterTrust Technologies

--IPR Systems


--Macrovision Corporation

--Microsoft Corporation

--NDS Americas

--Philips Electronics

--Protexis Inc.


--RSA Security Inc.


--SunnComm Technologies, Inc.

--Thomson Corporation

--VeriSign Inc.

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