GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies has published several White Papers of interest to those involved in our areas of expertise

Some of these white papers were commissioned by our clients; if you are interested in discussing how we may be able to provide thought leadership in an area related to your company's concerns through a white paper, please inquire.

Selected GiantSteps White Papers:

  • DRM and Content Protection Reference Table, January 2012. A table of information about over three dozen currently active DRM, content protection, and conditional access technologies for commercial media content.  We can provide more detailed information on a customized basis; please inquire if you would like more information.
    • PDF version (free).  Download using form below.
    • Excel spreadsheet (USD 300) Click here to order; please provide your name and email address in the message body.  PayPal accepted.
  • Content Security Requirements for Multi-Screen Video Services, December 2011, commissioned by Verimatrix
  • The New Technologies for Pay TV Content Security, August 2011,
    commissioned by Irdeto
  • The New Content Monetization Opportunities for Publishers: Best Practices, Strategy and Architecture, April 2010, Commissioned by Atypon
  • Digital Rights and Digital Television, March 2009
    Revision of a paper given at Digital Television: Beyond HD & DTV at The Columbia University Institute for Tele-Information at Columbia Business School, November 2, 2007.  Original paper appears in Television Goes Digital.
    New York: Springer Science + Business Media, 2009).
  • Google's Settlement with the Publishing Industry: Opportunities and Strategies for Publishers, January 2009, Commissioned by MarkLogic
  • Content Identification Technologies: Business Benefits for Content Owners, April 2008  
  • Rights Information Management: The Key to Flexible, Scalable Commerce in Digital Content, September 2006
  • With Michael A. Einhorn: Peer-to-Peer Networking and Digital Rights Management: How Market Tools Can Solve Copyright Problems, February 2005 Cato Institute Policy Analysis, available from
  • With Gail Dykstra: Integrating Content Management with Digital Rights Management: Imperatives and Opportunities for Digital Content Lifecycles, May 2003, Commissioned by ContentGuard
  1. Enterprise Content Integration and the Digital Object Identifier: a Business Case for Information Publishers, June 2002

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