Recently published patent applications often indicate what individuals or companies are thinking about and perhaps how DRM and related technologies may be evolving. The first of today's applications addresses transcoding techniques for DRM interoperability, no assignee given. The second application addresses ways of binding digital rights management executable code to a software application and is assigned to Macrovision.
20070255659, "System and method for DRM translation," no assignee given.
A technique for DRM translation involves converting first digital content into second digital content. An example of a system according to the technique includes a server that provides a first digital content unit coded with a first digital format and use-right protected by first digital rights management (DRM). The system further includes a translator capable of converting the first digital content unit into a second digital content unit coded with a second digital format and use-right protected by second DRM.
20070256064, "Computer-implemented method and system for binding digital rights management executable code to a software application," assigned to Macrovision.
A computer-implemented method and system for binding digital rights management executable code to a software application are disclosed. The method and system include identifying a host code block in the host code section, copying the host code block from the host code section to a stub code block in the stub code section, and re-routing at least one reference of the host code block to be a reference of the stub code block.