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Developer's Digital Media Reference by Janette Bradley, Curtis Poole

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Section III: Distribution Architectures

CHAPTER 13

Digital Rights Management

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In the 1980s, as distribution of content via digital technology began to proliferate, more and more attention started to be paid to methods to protect this content, or intellectual property (IP). This was particularly true for CD-ROMs with professional content. Slowly, an understanding started to develop that only in digital media does a content owner have the option of wide public distribution of content while simultaneously restricting access to the content and even determining access rights at the granular level (for example, you can only view the nude scenes if you ...

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