Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Striking back at piracy

24.02.2004


Content and software vendors wary of online piracy will be heartened by technology from PAIDFAIR that protects and measures IP usage for e-commerce.



The focus of the 18 month IST programme-funded project was to hold demonstrations aimed at giving trust and confidence to software and IP content vendors and users, to ultimately create an European or even worldwide standard for accounting of software and IP content use.

Project manager Oliver Winzenried says most of the project tasks and demonstration systems have successfully finished. "The CodeMeter Technology has been approved and adopted to the requirements of different companies and target markets in different European countries," Winzenried says. He adds that although the project has officially ended, "some of the participating companies [asknet, NEOL and Native Instruments] are still working with us [WIBU-Systems] to create real products for the market."


Other fields tested during the project included distribution of music content, e-payment and authentication integration with smartcards, and IP Distribution through broadcast/multicast and satellite communication.

The CodeMeter (CM) technology developed by PAIDFAIR, which incorporates the latest encryption algorithms (Rijndael, Elliptic curves), helps vendors protect their copyrights against the piracy capabilities that come with the high bandwidth Internet in many European countries. But Winzenried points out that the project’s benefits extend beyond the demands of software and content vendors to users. "It also helps users by a user-friendly implementation of the copyright directive with advantages for honest users like cost reduction, comfortable mobile use and no risk purchases," he explains.

The CodeMeter-Stick proves popular

One product resulting from the project, the CodeMeter-Stick, is already available on the business and consumer market, with the first sales having been made in November 2003. An enhanced version, the CodeMeter-Stick/M with an integrated flash disk, will be available by end of March 2004. A CodeMeter Internet portal that gives users a chance to buy ’CodeMetered’ software and content at lower prices is also operating. "Additional demonstration systems are live and we talk with many vendors in different fields to use this product and technology," Winzenried says. "Besides that, we are already work on completely new applications with the press and Amazon for secure content sales, for age verification, for Web identities, for protection and sales platforms in the music industry, and in the field of music content, which was the speciality of Native Instruments, one of the consortium member companies."

Already, the commercial success of CodeMeter-Stick factors heavily into the business plans of consortium member WIBU-Systems. "We plan to increase our total sales by 30-50 per cent this year, selling the CodeMeter-Stick to the consumer market. This is the emerging main product for the future of our company and should multiply our sales as well as our staff," Winzenried says.

Contact:
Oliver Winzenried
WIBU-Systems
Rueppurrer Strasse 52
D-76137 Karlsruhe
Germany
Tel: +49-721-931720
Fax: +49-721-9317222
Email: oliver.winzenried@wibu.com

Source: Based on information from PAIDFAIR

Tara Morris | IST Results
Further information:
http://istresults.cordis.lu/index.cfm?section=news&tpl=article&BrowsingType=Features&ID=61718

More articles from Information Technology:

nachricht Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale
15.05.2019 | University of Oxford

nachricht A step towards probabilistic computing
15.05.2019 | University of Konstanz

All articles from Information Technology >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Self-repairing batteries

UTokyo engineers develop a way to create high-capacity long-life batteries

Engineers at the University of Tokyo continually pioneer new ways to improve battery technology. Professor Atsuo Yamada and his team recently developed a...

Im Focus: Quantum Cloud Computing with Self-Check

With a quantum coprocessor in the cloud, physicists from Innsbruck, Austria, open the door to the simulation of previously unsolvable problems in chemistry, materials research or high-energy physics. The research groups led by Rainer Blatt and Peter Zoller report in the journal Nature how they simulated particle physics phenomena on 20 quantum bits and how the quantum simulator self-verified the result for the first time.

Many scientists are currently working on investigating how quantum advantage can be exploited on hardware already available today. Three years ago, physicists...

Im Focus: Accelerating quantum technologies with materials processing at the atomic scale

'Quantum technologies' utilise the unique phenomena of quantum superposition and entanglement to encode and process information, with potentially profound benefits to a wide range of information technologies from communications to sensing and computing.

However a major challenge in developing these technologies is that the quantum phenomena are very fragile, and only a handful of physical systems have been...

Im Focus: A step towards probabilistic computing

Working group led by physicist Professor Ulrich Nowak at the University of Konstanz, in collaboration with a team of physicists from Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, demonstrates how skyrmions can be used for the computer concepts of the future

When it comes to performing a calculation destined to arrive at an exact result, humans are hopelessly inferior to the computer. In other areas, humans are...

Im Focus: Recording embryonic development

Scientists develop a molecular recording tool that enables in vivo lineage tracing of embryonic cells

The beginning of new life starts with a fascinating process: A single cell gives rise to progenitor cells that eventually differentiate into the three germ...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

VideoLinks
Industry & Economy
Event News

SEMANTiCS 2019 brings together industry leaders and data scientists in Karlsruhe

29.04.2019 | Event News

Revered mathematicians and computer scientists converge with 200 young researchers in Heidelberg!

17.04.2019 | Event News

First dust conference in the Central Asian part of the earth’s dust belt

15.04.2019 | Event News

 
Latest News

Summit charts a course to uncover the origins of genetic diseases

22.05.2019 | Life Sciences

New study finds distinct microbes living next to corals

22.05.2019 | Life Sciences

Stellar waltz with dramatic ending

22.05.2019 | Physics and Astronomy

VideoLinks
Science & Research
Overview of more VideoLinks >>>