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DRM by Mind Map: DRM
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DRM

Software

Adobe

Microsoft

Online Platforms

ASHP's Perspective

Positive

Due to reduction in piracy and illegal trading of content

Reduce exposure to file sharing

Reduce resale

Negative

Customers who are turned away by the restrictions placed on DRM

DRM Server, Server down means inaccessible content, Maintained indefinitely

Rent another DRM platform

Frustrated users

Restrictions

Printing

Can a user print his book? For example: Can a student print the textbook she purchased?

Sharing

Can users transfer ownership rights? Ex: If John bought Pearls, is he allowed to transfer the ownership of the book to his coworker Sally?

Copying

Can the eBook be duplicated? Ex: If a professor buys an eBook can he distribute multiple copies to students?

End User's Perspective

Positive

None

Negative

Library Fragmentation

Difficult to transfer

Forced to use applications and update them

DRM provider going out of business means books disappear forever

Requires internet connection

Pirate's Perspective

Zombie movie scenario

DRM is easy to circumvent

Case Studies

O'Reilly

Harry Potter