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English definition of “digital rights management”

digital rights management

noun [U]
 
 
(abbreviation DRM)
INTERNET, E-COMMERCE, LAW the way that a company controls how users pay for music, films, books, etc. that are available on the internet or on electronic equipment in a digital form: A company that provides digital rights management services said that AOL wants to maintain control over its music labels and movie studios.
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