•Globally-unique, machine-readable ID enables interoperability
among all the “moving parts” of the DRM process.
•So does the DOI’s linking capability:persistent links which don’t break,
perform one-to-many linking instead of single linking, are
•Use of DOI to represent (and link to) digital certificates, digital
signatures, authentication records, etc.
•Endorsed by SIIA (“DOI:Keystone to DRM”)
•Publishing Industry’s original motivation for initiating the
DOI, even before learning of Dr. Kahn’s system
•BUT MORE THAN MERELY “IMPROVING THE STICK,” DOI
“EMPOWERS/ENABLES THE CARROT” – i.e., affirmatively enables a better customer
experience, more effective marketing/sales, stronger lock-in of customer, rapid/scalable