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Commercial Issues, Digital Rights Management, and Licensing

18.1 Visa or Green Card?

Traveling with inadequate documents not only is foolish but also can lead to serious trouble. So it is with digital media. A quick trip around the block without your passport is not an issue. But longer trips are simply not feasible without the proper licenses, visas, and tickets.

Nobody likes to be under surveillance or monitoring, but there are so many people who are prepared to try to rip off the rightful owners of content that the movie companies and content-creation industry understandably have very little trust in human nature.

We are approaching a time when playing music or watching a film does not take place without some kind of authentication from ...

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