Human Factors in DRM

HFDRMOverview
Digital Rights Management (DRM) refers to a collection of security mechanisms that are widely deployed on a number of copyright-protected digital assets. However, despite the existence of a number of studies of the technical architectures of rights management security systems, there is little scholarly/academic literature dedicated to the human aspects associated with circumvention of DRM security.

We are working with the game developers to better understand their interactions with copyright control mechanisms and digital rights management. We are also looking at what the implications of these interactions are given other ‘stakeholders’ associated with DRM, such as publishers, consumers, and legal practitioners.

This is joint work between BUCSR, Department of Creative Technology, and the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management.

Contacts: Marcella FavaleShamal Faily, Christos Gatzidis

Funders: Bournemouth University

Related Publications

  • M. Favale, N. McDonald, S. Faily, and C. Gatzidis, “Human aspects in digital rights management: the perspectives of content developers,” SCRIPTed, vol. 13, iss. 3, p. 289–304, 2016.
    [Bibtex]
    @article{famf161,
    Author = {Marcelle Favale and Neil McDonald and Shamal Faily and Christos Gatzidis},
    Journal = {{SCRIPTed}},
    Number = {3},
    Pages = {289--304},
    Title = {Human Aspects in Digital Rights Management: The Perspectives of Content Developers},
    Volume = {13},
    Year = {2016}}
  • [PDF] N. McDonald, S. Faily, M. Favale, and C. Gatzidis, “Digital Rights Management: The Four Perspectives of Developers, Distributors, Users, and Lawyers,” in Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects on Information Security & Assurance (HAISA 2015), 2015, p. 276–285.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{mffg15,
    Author = {Neil McDonald and Shamal Faily and Marcella Favale and Christos Gatzidis},
    Booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Human Aspects on Information Security \& Assurance (HAISA 2015)}},
    Pages = {276--285},
    Publisher = {University of Plymouth},
    Title = {{Digital Rights Management: The Four Perspectives of Developers, Distributors, Users, and Lawyers}},
    Year = {2015}}