Media big hitters slam digital distribution security

Thursday, 12 June 2003, 2:58 PM EST

A lack of secure standards for distributing digital content is threatening to hold back the development of the media, software and consumer technology industries.

Thatís the view, delivered in separate statements earlier this week, of two of the biggest names in world media: Dick Parson, chairman and chief executive of AOL Time Warner, and Mel Karmazin, chief operating officer of Viacom.

The statements have been issued amidst what many are regarding as a new atmosphere of co-operation between the media and technology industries, with both areas said to be suffering in the economic doldrums, and both now focusing on the potential opening up by the increasing penetration of broadband.

"Without a robust digital rights management structure we could all be losers," said Mr Parsons in a panel discussion at the US cable industry's annual convention in Chicago, reported by the Financial Times. "At the end of the day that is what is holding the content providers back - fear of putting product out there and having it pirated. And if we don't have a means of securing any of this digital content in the broadband world eventually it will begin to choke out creation."

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The synergy of hackers and tools at the Black Hat Arsenal

Posted on 27 August 2014.  |  Tucked away from the glamour of the vendor booths and the large presentation rooms filled with rockstar sessions, was the Arsenal - a place where developers were able to present their security tools and grow their community.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 29th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //