What is DRM and how it works?

Digital rights management (DRM) is the use of technology to control and manage access to copyrighted material. DRM aims to protect the copyright holder’s rights and prevents content from unauthorized distribution and modification.

DRM is increasingly important as digital content spreads through peer-to-peer file exchanges, torrent sites, and online piracy. It helps companies protect themselves from the cybersecurity challenges that all organizations face, such as protecting customer data, ensuring and demonstrating compliance, enhancing operational efficiency, and preventing downtime.

DRM typically involves the use of codes that prohibit content copying or limit the number of devices a product can be accessed from. Content creators can also use applications to restrict what users can do with their material or encrypt digital media, which can then only be accessed by anyone with the decryption key.

There are many DRM systems available but Google's Widevine and Apple's Fairplay are the most used across the web. Gumlet supports both systems and it ensures universal playback of content regardless of type of device.

Widevine DRM
Fairplay DRM