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A Comprehensive Study of Digital Rights Management

K. Kaur, S. Singh


Everything is just a click away with the Internet. Due to numerous of software applications availability, conversion of physical media information to analog form has become much easier. Thus, to manage the rights of digital content by the intellectual owner or seller, Digital Rights Management (DRM) Systems were introduced. DRM authenticates the user, distributes the content and then control the access of user to ensure protection from violation of copyrights. DRM Systems are mainly used by Entertainment Industry to prevent piracy of music or movies, Software firms etc.


Digital Content, DRMs, Software, Security.

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