This paper explores technical and business solutions to the DRM interoperability problem. The lack of interoperability between devices and services using DRM technology is a complex problem that needs to be resolved in order to bring about widespread acceptance of legitimate electronic media distribution systems. In today’s world, content, service and device providers usually adopt a single DRM technology that creates a closed system or “silo”. While this is fine from a distribution standpoint, content distributed in one silo cannot cross over to a silo that uses a different technology. This is a real problem in a world accustomed to DVDs and CDs playing on all devices. This paper examines fundamental interoperability problems plaguing all participants in the electronic content distribution ecosystem&#151from consumer to content provider, device maker, service provider, aggregator, and technology vendor&#151and offers innovations in framing the problem and pragmatic suggestions to remove existing barriers that are restricting growth.