Rights Management

Digital rights management can be a huge issue for publishers and information-workers, who wish to keep close control on how and where their intellectual property are being used.

Each year millions are spent on acquiring and utilizing assets – images, multimedia or text – which each have specific associated copyright, rights and permissions associated. Keeping track of these rights and permissions is an escalating problem, particularly for large organizations working in multiple geographies and juggling complex content models, multiple outputs and media types.

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Our content platforms facilitate digital asset management and rights management across all content, allowing you to keep control of all of your intellectual property and ensure compliance with regulations and contracts. Protects your business information misuse, intellectual property theft and privacy leaks.

Support multiple use-cases

By using Alfresco alongside integrated technologies and standards, our solutions allow publishers and information managers to manage the rights and permissions of assets through the complete content lifecycle. Alfresco’s built-in content model is compliant with ODRL standards, and combines powerful content and editorial workflow and approval processes.

Alfresco enables:

Standardized metadata and taxonomies

An established framework for rights management determines how your content is defined and disseminated, both inside and outside your organization. We have defined and streamlined complex content models for some of the world’s largest publishers, including Pearson, Cengage Learning and Taylor & Francis.

Multiple file formats

When content is being stored and accessed in granular format, rights are freed of their print book containers and can become any product in any format. The integrated DRM capabilities of our publishing solutions allow use of multiple file formats, allowing production teams to mix and match formats with flexibility and without degradation of security.

Full Editorial Product Lifecycle

Our publishing solutions allow content workers to manage the entire content lifecycle. This speeds up product design and delivery, making working more efficient and economical, as well as making it easier to ensure that all specifications are fulfilled and quality checks and rights clearances can be carried out.

Security and access control

Our solutions can easily incorporate different levels of security and access, allowing internal project managers to share limited content with external freelancers working in a globally dispersed manner, without exposing the entire assets library. This centralized control allows the company to maintain better regulation of assets, as well as giving a high-level view of who is able to access what and when. Our solutions allow Administrators can quickly set up multiple secure team workspace environments with full control over permissions. controlling access rights between and within the various collaborative project groups.

Enterprise level security

We deliver enterprise-level security and compliance, while still maintaining the simplicity and ease of access your users need. Encrypted data storage protects content stored for offline use and prevents unauthorized access.


“KYC and the Ixxus report management solution together have revolutionised the data gathering process for RBI.”
Matt Bye, Head of Architecture, Reed Business Information

“What appealed to me about Ixxus was the fact that they had industry-specific knowledge; they understood the publishing process and the challenges that modern publishers face going through their transformations.”
Ernst Kallus, Director for Product Transformation, Pearson

“We chose Alfresco as our future strategic content platform to drive out inefficiencies.”
Doug Mealing, Chief Architect, Cengage Learning