Niels Rump co-ordinates the technical standards development at DDEX, the organisation defining value chain standards for all parts of the global music industry. As such, he is the main author of most of the DDEX standards.
Niels has worked on the communication of digital rights metadata for more than two decades, initially focusing on developing commercial Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems for which several German and international patents bear his name. During his time at Fraunhofer IIS (the “home of MP3”), Niels started working in DRM-related standards bodies including ISO/MPEG, AES, OPIMA, SDMI and others. For his work on MPEG standards he has received multiple “ISO/IEC certificates of appreciation”. Niels holds a Diploma (approximately a master’s degree) in computer science from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
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