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Old 2011-06-06, 16:03   Link #405
einhorn303
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Originally Posted by AuroraFlash View Post
What is DRM?
"Digital rights management":

http://www.defectivebydesign.org/what_is_drm

Basically, anything in digital files that's there to restrict how they can be used. Like if a movie file is only allowed to be used on one computer, and if it's moved, it locks itself down and doesn't work anymore. Or like how HarperCollins is making it so the eBooks they sell to libraries automatically stop working after they've been read 26 times. etc etc. There's many varieties of DRM.
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