Tech Term Tuesday: DRM

6 03 2007

Every Tuesday, Infoblog will attempt to explain or define a term that is being used today. Today’s term is DRM.

DRM

DRM (or Digital Rights Management) is a broad term used to describe a number of techniques for restricting the free use and transfer of digital content. Typically, a DRM system protects intellectual property by either encrypting the data so that it can only be accessed by authorized users or marking the content with a digital watermark or similar method so that the content can not be freely distributed. Supporters of DRM argue that without a means of encrypting digital content so that only the original purchasers have access, pirating will continue unabated.

DRM in the news today:

Berners-Lee calls for net neutrality, questions DRM
AnyDVD Says Buh-Bye To DRM
Barenaked Ladies: New Album. Free. No DRM. Now.

Advertisements

Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: