Java News from Monday, December 10, 2007

LG Electronics Inc. has posted the early draft review specification of JSR 300: DRM API for Java ME. Quoting from the spec,

This specification defines an optional JavaME package that enables applications to access DRM protected content on the device in a secure manner. This package can be used along with the Connected Limited Devices Configuration (CLDC) or Connected Devices Configuration (CDC). This specification defines generic APIs to access DRM protected content, abstracting the difference between the underlying DRM agent implementations a device might have. i.e. the DRM APIs are not tied to any specific DRM technology.

The features of DRM APIs are following:

Content rendering is not in the scope of DRM API specification. DRM API can be used to pre process DRM protected data for rendering using content rendering APIs already available on a particular Java ME platform implementation.