Understanding Apple’s iTunes Store DRM – Digital Rights Management

DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a technology (or several technologies) to give content providers control over redistribution and access to material.

Apple’s iTunes Store, as well as many e-books vendors, have adopted DRM schemes in recent times.

This article provides some details about Apple DRM:

Understanding how Apple’s FairPlay DRM works helps to answer a lot of questions: why it hasn’t been replaced with an open, interoperable DRM that anyone can use, why Apple isn’t broadly licensing FairPlay, and why the company hasn’t jumped to add DRM-free content from indie artists to iTunes.

Read more: How FairPlay Works: Apple’s iTunes DRM Dilemma

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