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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 .
(Definition of digital rights management noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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