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Fifth INDICARE Workshop
"Human Factors of DRM"
January 19, 2006


In the last years several online content services have been started. Consumers in the developed world now have different music stores to choose from, and video downloading has already started gaining momentum. E-books and other DRM-protected content have become commonplace by now. Besides downloading, with the spreading of broadband connections, streaming is also becoming a viable option to distribute content. However, not everyone has equal opportunity to access such services. People living in poorly developed areas and special groups, like disabled persons may not have offerings that suit their needs.

The purpose of the 5th INDICARE Workshop on Human Factors of DRM is to put the consumer and his needs in focus: we want to point out the deficiencies of today's DRM-protected offerings and devices, and find out the actions that could be taken to enhance existing systems to the benefit of consumers.


Please use the following registration form: download pdf
As the number of seats is limited please register ASAP.

Registration fee: complimetary


The workshop will be held at

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Building I, in the InfoPark

Magyar tudósok körútja 2.
Budapest, Hungary

You can download a map from here. The building is indicated as the Informatic Building.


8:00 - 9:00 Registration at the location

9:00 - 13:30 Morning session

  • Consumer Surveys
  • Accessibility
  • Content Providers' Experience

13:30 - 14:30 Lunch break, cold buffet

14:30 - 18:00 Afternoon session

  • Consumer Rights
  • Consumer Initiatives
  • Conclusion

18:00 Dinner reception, warm buffet

The list of presentations and schedule can be found here (pdf).


Alapan Arnab - University of Cape Town, Department of Computer Science
Balazs Bodo - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Centre for Media Research and Education
Philipp Bohn - Berlecon Research
Hugh Huddy - Royal National Institute of the Blind
Lars Grondal - BEUC, The European Consumers' Organisation
Aniko Gyenge - Ministry of Justice
Norbert Markus - Central Research Institute for Physics, Laboratory of Speech Technology for Rehabilitation
Matthias Spielkamp - iRights.Info
Martin Springer - Digital Media Project
Peter Benjamin Toth - ARTISJUS Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors’ Rights
Peter Verhas - T-Mobile
Balazs Weyer - T-Online, Association of Hungarian Content Providers