JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 15(2): 401-425, doi: 10.3217/jucs-015-02-0401
On the Superdistribution of Digital Goods
expand article infoAndreas U. Schmidt
‡ CREATE-NET Research Consortium, Trento, Italy
Open Access
Business models involving buyers of digital goods in the distribution process are called superdistribution schemes. We review the state-of-the art of research and application of superdistribution and propose a systematic approach to market mechanisms using super-distribution and technical system architectures supporting it. The limiting conditions on such markets are of economic, legal, technical, and psychological nature. Large scale applications of superdistribution such as video-on-demand and multimedia over peer-to-peer type networks pose particular requirements on security and efficiency.
content superdistribution, digital good, copyright protection, trusted computing