Digital Rights Management (DRM) for software recognizes that the use of copyrighted works is limited. With the pervasive penetration of copyrighted works in the digital domain, organizations must protect their interests and implement DRM systems to protect their copyrighted software programs and content.
DRM technology restricts the use and modification of copyrighted works, including multimedia content and software processes, and protects the systems within the devices used to enforce these policies.
DRM brings a variety of benefits to businesses and individuals – here are just a few of them
Helps protect confidential documents. DRM technology helps organizations protect sensitive documents, from contracts and strategic plans to confidential employee data. It enables them to control and track access to documents and protect them from being changed, saved, copied or printed.
Prevent accidental unauthorized use. DRM technology helps content buyers comply with relevant licensing information that dictates how, when and even where it can be used – and circumvent financial penalties.
Helps secure revenue streams. Content generation requires significant resources in terms of time, money and talent. DRM technology helps ensure that content owners see a return on this investment.
Generate learning opportunities. DRM technology and connected workflows can help individuals understand the importance of complying with copyright policies – in their professional and personal lives.
Accelerate content production and distribution. By clearly defining and confirming the terms of digital content, teams can quickly and confidently understand which assets are available for use without the guesswork of convention rights or contractual agreements after the fact.
” DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a secure method for packaging premium content during storage and delivery” in other words, it creates a line of defense around the video stream to prevent unauthorized access. Implementing DRM for copyrighted enterprise content ensures that only those authorized to see it through encryption and access control measures can access it. DRM improves video security and restricts black market hackers from copying, modifying or redistributing organizational data using business-specific access policies.
The four components of DRM for protecting enterprise content
To better understand the structure of the DRM workflow, here is a detailed description of how it secures enterprise streaming media.
Managing Digital Rights
Copyright compliance is a key factor in maintaining brand integrity, and DRM is a clear set of measures to protect ownership or acquired rights to in-house video and intellectual content by enforcing rules for playback, streaming and downloading.
As a general rule of thumb, content protected by DRM is encrypted during storage or transmission and can only be decrypted by authorized users using a key.
Protecting end-user license agreements
With DRM, organizations can make it difficult for users to violate licensing terms. It also ensures that ownership of content is protected from theft when access is granted to a third party or anyone outside the organization and a set of usage checks/restrictions are set.
Impose playback restrictions with DRM-enabled players
Enterprise streaming requires a DRM-enabled player that can interact with the license server and impose playback restrictions.
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