If you are an enthusiast of things that you can download and access through your iPad, you might suddenly be stopped on your tracks because you have been informed that a file you are trying to transfer thanks to your USB 3.0 docking station maybe a “DRM” file. What exactly does that mean? Will you be forever doomed to never enjoy that file because it is DRM?
So, first things first: What Is 'DRM'? Why is DRM so divisive with music, movie artists and other members of the entertainment industry? Simply put, DRM stands for "Digital Rights Management". Thus is primarily a technology to ward off piracy of files that can be easily shared. DRM is utilized by owners of digital copyright owners to manage who can have to access and copy their work. In particular, DRM provides programmers, musicians and movie artists some capacity to exercise control, no matter how remote, on how people can set up, listen to, watch, and copy digital files. In current DRM news, Amazon remotely looked into thousands of readers' Kindle machines, and unilaterally took out books without the permission of the gadget owner.