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Digital rights management, or DRM, allows copyright holders to utilize technology to protect their digital files from unauthorized use. The technology used “controls access to content on digital devices” and “[i]deally . . . should equally protect the content owner’s, content creator’s, and content user’s rights under copyright law.” Access is controlled through a variety of methods, including permission management and encryption, and DRM has been used by many major companies, such as Microsoft’s PlayReady and Apple’s Fairplay.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on September 27, 2021. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.

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