Cross Platform Digital Rights Management (CP-DRM) System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$736,605.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8750-09-C-0035
Agency Tracking Number:
O072-I02-1019
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD07-I02
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
PIKEWERKS CORP.
105 A Church Street, Madison, AL, 35758
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
152119025
Principal Investigator:
Irby Thompson
Research Engineer
(256) 325-0010
irby.thompson@pikewerks.com
Business Contact:
Michael Ring
COO/CFO
(256) 325-0010
michael.ring@pikewerks.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The explosive growth of digital storage, transport, and processing technologies has allowed for enormous advances in the way that information is created, accessed, and disseminated. Thus, sensitive information that used to be kept under physical lock-and-key is now quite often left completely unprotected within general-purpose computer systems. Recent commercial implementations of Digital Rights Management (DRM) software have attempted to provide security measures needed for the protection of sensitive digital information. Unfortunately, most of these have either proven to be too weak for adequate data protection or require a level of operational restrictions that makes them unsuitable for general-purpose use. Pikewerks has spent the past six months developing a prototype Cross-Platform Digital Rights Management (CP- DRM) capability which allows for the transparent protection of both static and dynamic information (such as Office documents, spreadsheets, audio and video files) while also retaining centralized control over the information’s access, modification, distribution, and usage rights. Instead of limiting data protection to static file playback within a limited set of trusted software applications, Pikewerks is creating an extensible, feature-rich, and user-transparent DRM system that works seamlessly with existing applications across several major operating systems.

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