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IMS seek feedback on Digital Rights Management

The IMS Global Learning Consortium has opened a forum to gather opinions on digital rights management. The focus of debate is a briefing paper submitted by IPR Systems and the Australian IMS Centre.

The briefing paper calls for action to standardize the management of rights to learning objects:

"The immediate opportunity for the IMS Global Learning Consortium is to develop a strategy and technical solution for supporting DRM in the emerging Learning Object management community. Failure for the sector to develop its own coherent strategy for DRM will see externally developed, and often inappropriate, strategies and technologies applied by default."

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is concerned with intellectual property rights for electronic materials, including identifying rights holders, permissions, and tracking usage.

The briefing paper and discussion forum are available from the IMS website.

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