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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Chapter 15. Digital Rights Management

Digital rights management (DRM) comprises a series of technologies that are meant to protect an author's or copyright owner's intellectual property. An “author” can be an artist, musician, writer, software developer, or company. An author's intellectual property can include digital images, music, books, movies, software, video games, or industry research. However, most people view DRM as a tool that the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) uses to keep users from copying CDs and DVDs. This gives most people a negative feeling about DRM because they feel that it infringes upon their right to manage their own content. A person's freedom to listen to and copy content for one's own use is typically ...

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