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Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a type of intellectual property control employed by many industries to protect digital content from illegal use.

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American Library Association: Digital Rights Management and Libraries
Contains a brief overview with concern focuses of libraries and higher education.
Howstuffworks: How Digital Rights Management Works
Information about the theory behind the technology.
Managing Rights Management
Commentary by Robert Weber covering conditional, technical, and business aspects.
Wikipedia: Digital Rights Management
Provides a definition and possible applications. Also covers opposing views.
BBC News: The DRM Maze for Consumers
Examination of several companies and their response to piracy through right management solutions. (December 11, 2007)
ACM Queue - Understanding DRM
David Sohn explains digital rights management (DRM), broadly defined as technical measures used to protect content in digital media devices and services. (November 01, 2007)
Apple Unveils Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on the iTunes Store
Press release covering the release of higher quality EMI titles. (April 02, 2007)
BBC Click: Digital Lock's Rights and Wrongs
Article by Spencer Kelly covering the benefits and detriments. (March 16, 2007)
How FairPlay Works: Apple's iTunes DRM Dilemma
Article on Roughly Drafted covering details about how the format works and its limitations. (February 27, 2007)
First Monday: Digital rights management and the breakdown of social norms
Article by Christopher May on the creation of digital rights management as a function of societal changes in emerging capitalism. (October 27, 2003)
D-Lib Magazine
Compilation of design and architecture by Renato Iannella. Also provides examples and practical uses. (June 01, 2001)
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