Digital Rights Management, often referred to as DRM, is any technology that limits or controls the use of digital products such as music, software and videos. Usually DRM is concerned with preventing unauthorized copies from being made and distributed. Digital Rights Management is a feature of many media players like Windows Media Player and iTunes.
Digital Rights Management is a contentious issue, and is also known as Digital Restrictions Management - a term used by the Defective By Design initiative prompted by the Free Software Foundation.
This guide takes a look at some of the issues surrounding DRM and other copyright issues.
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