The Author: Susanne Guth received her degree in Information Systems from the University of Essen in 2000. She specialized
in software techniques and production/operations management and studied at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina (USA)
in 1997. Since 2000, she has been an assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems at Vienna University of
Economics and Business Administration. For the last six years, her research focus has been on contract and rights management
for digital goods. Since 2005, Susanne Guth has been working for a German mobile network operator and designs products in
the field of content distribution and DRM. Susanne Guth is co-leading the ODRL initiative.