ContentGuard Licenses DRM Patents and Technology toContents Works to Promote DRM Interoperability in Japan

Oct 22, 2002

ContentGuard, Inc., a provider of Digital Rights Language (DRL) technology and Contents Works, Inc., an epublishing service in Japan, announced a strategic alliance designed to provide interoperable DRM capabilities within Contents Works' digital publishing services in Japan.   Under the terms of the agreement, Contents Works and ContentGuard will collaborate to deploy eXtensible rights Markup Language (XrML) into the authoring and conversion workflows already supported by Contents Works' tools and services. The licensing arrangement is intended to allow Contents Works to incorporate ContentGuard's DRM technologies and underlying patents into its BookPark and other content services to provide full DRM support and enable a new level of electronic delivery capability in Japan.