Thanks to Stephen Hill for tips on the following two articles. --Dennis
2004 Year in Review: Online Content Services. DRM-powered online content services in 2004 focused primarily on music, as they did the previous year. Events during this past year in the online music market followed two trends: consolidation among me-too download services, which is not proceeding as quickly as we predicted in our 2003 year-end review, and the coming rapprochement between DRM and P2P file sharing, which did happen as we predicted. ... Link: DRM Watch.
2004 Year in Review: DRM Technologies. 2004 was a year of both solidification of DRM for consumer media and introduction of alternative technologies. It was also the first full year for Enterprise DRM as a market on its own. In our year-end review for 2003, we made a number of predictions for 2004 and beyond; let's see how well we did. ... Link: DRM Watch.