Telecom related site lightreading.com has an article on a recently published Light Reading report on Service Defined Platforms, a next frontier for Carriers and integrators. Rights management is among the services mentioned. Snippets:
"SDP encompasses a set of technologies that… enable service providers to acquire, launch, and manage potentially thousands of services running over their networks," writes the report's author, Caroline Chappell. She points out that an SDP comprises multiple software modules that, once integrated, create a platform that enables carriers to provision, manage, and bill for services delivered across their networks, whether those services are created by third parties or by the service provider
Those software modules manage vital functions such as access control, content charging, content management, digital rights management, policy management, service assurance, service provisioning, session management, and user profile management, among many more.