When people think of piracy protection, they usually think about music and movies, occasionally about other media such as e-books. But I have always been interested in how Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology can help any company with intellectual property protect these assets. Think of examples like a chipmaker’s CAD drawing for its newest design, a drug company’s formulation of a new medicine, or the draft agreement that gets shared during a corporate merger. Any one of these things is highly valuable, and easily distributable in digital form.
Enter BASCAP, Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy. Bill Rosenblatt has an interesting take over at DRM Watch.