How Digital Rights Management Got It Right

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Intellectual property or IP refers to rights given to a person for a creation that they have made or came up with, such as a design, picture, invention, literary and artistic works, and many others. Some types of IP are patents, trademark, copyright, industrial design rights, and trade secrets. These are implemented to give the creator the exclusive rights over the use of their creation for a certain period of time (Intellectual property rights: a critical history). Intellectual property rights are supposed to prevent others from selling, getting credit, or just simply using someone else’s work without permission. However, this does not stop people from breaking these laws. For instance, disregarding the copyright law for DVDS, consumers have been illegally downloading, streaming, or sharing movies, games, eBooks and music. However, as the years go by, creators have been trying to find better ways to implement IP laws, and trying to stop the illegal use of creative works. A good example of a truly innovative digital IP strategy is Digital Rights Management. Digital Rights Management, DRM, is a type of technology that is used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals who want to control the use of digital content and devices after they have been bought (Digital rights management).This essay will argue about how and why DRM systems have revolutionized mass production in the DVD industry through the development of digital locks.
A DVD is a type of compact disc that is able to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audiovisual material, such as movies, and video games. Collaborating together, Philips, Sony, Thosiba and Panasonic invented and developed DVDs in 1995 (History of DVDs). DV...

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