The Internet has turned the sale and resale of information into a growing business, resulting in the birth of new enterprises. Making their creation and work easier is OPELIXs open software toolset enhancing the uptake of this innovative business model.
"The OPELIX project was dedicated to information e-commerce, i.e. the sale of information over the Internet," project coordinator Anne Marie Sassen at Atos Origin, formerly SchlumbergerSema, notes. "This obviously represents some very specific problems over traditional e-commerce where there is a manufactured, physical product."
Information is an intangible asset, one that can be easily copied and manipulated, and protecting it is therefore crucial to ensuring the success of information companies, whether they take the form of sellers or intermediaries. During the course of the IST programme funded OPELIX project an original security solution was devised to ensure copyright protection, one that is continuing to be developed today.
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