Sunday, February 23, 2003

microsoft on the move?

Microsoft-Watch has an interesting report online telling us that Office 2003 will have "information rights management" built into it, and that other forms of digital rights management will be integrated into more offerings from Microsoft:
Microsoft is threading DRM throughout the Office 2003 suite, allowing restrictions to be set on Outlook mail messages, as well as on Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents. Using "permission templates," document authors can determine restriction policies to be applied to entire categories of documents, according to Microsoft's site.
I'm going to have to cast a wider net on the web, and look for some other opinions to help me determine whether or not I should be concerned about this, or if I should be looking at applications that run on Linux.

More from the IDG News Service -- Microsoft details rights management policy.

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