The New Zealand government State Service Commission points out that Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management are "emerging technologies, and their use and development are only beginning to be realized. Their characteristics and functionalities, and the ways that they can be used, are expected to evolve and change significantly over time." (From "Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management - Principles and Policies", State Services Commission of New Zealand, 2006).
Trusted Computing (TC) and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are technologies which can be used to control the usage of digital content and enforce the protection of copyrights. The document stresses that the rules for handling TC and DRM technologies should be universally applicable, and not be relevant to the New Zealand jurisdiction only, but to governments and organizations around the world. The government establishes some rules for limiting the risks associated with the usage of TC and DRM, and to ensure that these technologies do not affect the integrity of governmental information.
List of relevant Links:
- Article on golem.de (German)
- The New Zealand government State Services Commission.
- Download "Trusted Computing and Digital Rights Management - Principles and Policies".
- Trusted Computing Group
- Information and comments of the German Federal Office for Information and Security (BSI) on Trusted Computing (German)