Comedian Louis C.K. has announced via Twitter that he plans to sell a soon-to-air HBO special for $5 “a few months” after it debuts on the premium cable network. Perhaps even more notably, C.K. says the standup show will be available globally and free of any DRM. It’s not unusual for HBO to sell such …
Digital rights management (DRM) is a technology that controls access to copyrighted material. DRM allows copyright holders and content creators to manage what users can do with their content, such as how many devices they can access media on and whether they can share it.
DRM is designed to protect the rights of the copyright holder and prevent unauthorized modification or distribution. It uses a variety of methods and technologies to accomplish this goal, including restricting or preventing users from editing, saving, sharing, forwarding, or printing content.