Sunday, June 26, 2005


What is Digital Rights Management? This may seem like a rather straightofward question as there is quite a lot of information already on what is a digital rights management. Yet, maybe there is not.

There are many people who equate DRM with restrictive technical protection measures, yet this is inaccurate. The broader definition of DRM accepts that it covers all sorts of handling rights, this includes tracking, metadata, watermarking for authorship purposes, etc. This is much more accurate description in my opinion.

As such, what is generally known as DRM is better defined as Technical Protection Measures, which better describes some the access restrictions that bother some people.

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