What Does DRM Mean?

DRM means "Digital Rights Management."

DRM measures or tools are access control technologies built into software and multimedia content (such as games) in order to suppress piracy. DRM is intended to control the use, modification and distribution of copyrighted works, thereby protecting the rights of authors, artists and distributors.

Critics of DRM claim it only serves to inconvenience and reduce the rights of genuine customers, whilst doing little to deter fraud.

See also, AODRM (Always-On DRM).

Summary of Key Points

"Digital Rights Management" is the most common definition for DRM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as on gaming communications apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak.
Definition:Digital Rights Management
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of DRM in Sentences

Here is an example of DRM being used in conversation:
  • Oliver: I can't wait for the new version to be released tomorrow!
  • Josh: I'll wait until it's been cracked and get it DRM free. That should be around about the same time as you have it.

Example of DRM Used in a Text


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