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  • Initialism of digital rights management.


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  • $DRM equalled DRM, SecuROM, and Starforce, turned up nothing relevant.


  • I note that DRM and DRM+ seem to be absent from this set, despite agreements at IBC in 2005 that DMB and DRM would work more closely together.

    Critical Distance Weblog

  • What we're doing is acknowledging that the drm. git code was only for release on one out of the 5 OSes that DRM exists on.

    LXer Linux News

  • Another failed experiment in DRM is leaving its paying customers out in the cold with soon-to-be unusable content (unless you violate the DMCA) in the form of audio files DRM locked to Sony's ATRAC media players.

    Boing Boing

  • "I don't want to use the term DRM any longer," said Zitter.

    HBO Exec Wants To Change "DRM" to "Digital Consumer Enablement" - The Consumerist

  • Since consumers are the ones who ultimately pay for and use DRM-infected media, we're going with the term DRM-restricted.


  • Jobs gets up there and tells people the only reason they have the DRM is the labels require it, totally ignoring (or justifying aside) the fact that FairPlay content ties the user into Apple products.

    Apple is the new Microsoft : #comments

  • “I don’t want to use the term DRM any longer,” said Zitter, who added that content-protection technology could enable various new applications for cable operators. » New wrinkles in the nomenclature

  • NY Virgin store DRM demo p2p news/p2pnet: Just about everyone who’s online knows DRM is short for Digital Restrictions Management, technology dreamed up by the 20th and 21st century versions of snake-oil salesmen.

    NY Virgin store DRM demo

  • But to wrap my local files in DRM it'd have to copy it first, since mp3, flac etc don't have DRM support.

    iTunes Library Importing Makes Us Want Spotify Even More | Lifehacker Australia


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  • From: Wikipedia. Digital rights management (DRM) is a generic term that refers to access control technologies that can be used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders and individuals to try to impose limitations on the usage of digital content and devices. The term is used to describe any technology which inhibits uses (legitimate or otherwise) of digital content that were not desired or foreseen by the content provider. The term generally doesn't refer to other forms of copy protection which can be circumvented without modifying the file or device, such as serial numbers or keyfiles. It can also refer to restrictions associated with specific instances of digital works or devices. Digital rights management is being used by companies such as Sony, Apple Inc., Microsoft and the BBC.

    The use of digital rights management is controversial. Proponents argue it is needed by copyright holders to prevent unauthorized duplication of their work, either to maintain artistic integrity 1 or to ensure continued revenue streams.2 Some opponents, such as the Free Software Foundation, maintain that the use of the word "rights" is misleading and suggest that people instead use the term Digital Restrictions Management. Their position is essentially that copyright holders are attempting to restrict use of copyrighted material in ways not covered by existing laws.3 The Electronic Frontier Foundation, and other opponents, also consider DRM systems to be anti-competitive practices.4

    In practice, all widely-used DRM systems have been defeated or circumvented when deployed to enough customers.5 Restricting the copying of audio and visual material is especially difficult due to the existence of the analog hole, and there are even suggestions that effective DRM is logically impossible for this reason.(and more)...

    July 22, 2009