The Advantages of DRM in the Publishing Industry

We all know how simple and easy it is to distribute and share content on the Internet. However, creating original content is time-consuming and requires lots of mental labor. So, it goes without saying that as a content creator, you would like to retain its complete ownership and intellectual property rights. However, this is easier said than done for online content. Take the case of music, every time someone downloads a music file or shares with others, the music company loses its revenue. The very nature of the Internet makes file sharing a piece of cake. In the case of sharing material on the internet, traditional copyright laws don’t hold good because it is very difficult to monitor those who break the law. This gave rise to the need for a different kind of digital security to protect online content.  This need to protect online content from illegal downloads and sharing prompted the birth of digital rights management, or DRM.

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