"RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser continued to beat the drum for open
source at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2003 here--this time,
in the form of Real's newly released open-source
digital-rights-management (DRM) system.
"RealNetworks released a beta of the PC version of its Helix DRM
system at the conference on Thursday, and announced that Sony
Pictures Digital Entertainment, EMI Recorded Music and other
content providers have signed up to use the system.
"'DRM systems were tied to specific formats--up until
yesterday,' Glaser said. 'DRM systems were DOA systems...'"
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