Digital rights management refers to technical means by which a copyright holder controls access to a copyrighted work.

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Is there a way to encrypt the files on an SSD that needs to boot unattended?

My company is developing a product that is basically a Linux PC with custom software in a fancy box. Since it uses a commercial SSD for the filesystem, I'm worried that an unscrupulous customer ...
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How to move DRM protected WMV files to a new computer?

I've got some media files in WMV format that I purchased several years ago, and the vendor has since gone out of business. The files are on an old desktop PC running Windows XP, and I'd like to move ...
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I don't have a monitor; how to play copy-protected content?

Let me preface this with the fact that I am totally blind so do not have a monitor hooked up to my computer. I have a cable card tuner that I would like to use to record and play TV shows. It appears ...
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Keep/synch Adobe Digital Editions's notes, highlights and and bookmarks

I have bought a book and I'm using Adobe Digital Editions. I loved it for using PDF and ePub instead of proprietary formats and allowing us to store our books locally and read them offline. I must ...
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starforce won't fully install on windows 8

Recently I tried installing a game protected with StarForce protection drier, however after rebooting it always asks if I want to reboot to finish the installation of StarForce. clicking yes has no ...
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How to add DRM to EPUB?

I would like to add (not remove) DRM to an EPUB file? How would I do it? Preferably on OS X. I tried Gooogling but (all) of them are about removing DRM from EPUB.
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How to break DRM protected files [closed]

Recently I downloaded a video file from a torrent site. I is protected with DRM. The file dowsn't even plays. When I opened the file WMP says ' getting media information...' and a window appears. It ...
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How to transfer recorded audio ATRAC3® files from a Sony MZ-NH900 to a PC?

I have a Sony MZ-NH900 mini-disc reader and recorder. I had recorded (using a microphone) audio files back in the past, and I would like to transfer these files to a PC now. I had to use a software ...
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windows 8 compatablity issues with netflix

Has anyone encountered the DRM error with netflix in Windows 8 and found a fix for it. I consistently get prompted to install silverlight, and am informed of its successful installation, yet like a ...
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Generate PDF that is not editable

Is it possible to generate a PDF that is not editable? Currently, the documents I generate using pdflatex may be edited with applications such as Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I have some PDF documents which ...
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Remove DRM From a WMV file I own [closed]

Alright, first, let me explain. I purchased some content through Microsoft's Zune/Xbox Video service, and man that was a mistake. After trying several times to get the video to play, I received an ...
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converting Kindle files

I've never bought anything on Amazon Kindle store and I don't have a Kindle. Is there any chance for me to buy a book there and convert it into a file format I could read on my non-kindle ebook ...
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Protected flash video (requires HAL) on Gentoo

I am unable to play "protected" flash video, such as Amazon Prime Instant Video. From what I've read and uncovered, this seems to be due to a lack of HAL being installed on my computer. Confirmation ...
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Copy-proof flash drive

I'm looking for a solution that make it possible to make a flash drive which protects the data from being copied so that the data is data could be "played" only The main aim for the flash drive is to ...
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Is the DRM protection for PDF's just the password?

I wonder if I can open a DRM protected PDF file with an open-source utility. Is it enough to type the password when requested (command line parameter)?
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Adobe DRM Activator error

When I try to open a particular PDF file within Adobe Reader X, it pushes it to open within Adobe Digital Editions. However the following error is shown. Can someone please help? pdffilename.pdf: ...
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Check if audio file contains DRM

How can I verify if a file is protected by DRM? On OS X, by command line or by other methods.
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Run Securom via Proxy

I just installed a game which requires a 'release date check', the problem is I access the internet via a proxy and the 'release date check' always fails. Is there any way to make a specific program ...
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Out of MTRRs at boot

It seems my laptop (an Acer Aspire One AOA150) runs out of MTRRs at boot. I've done some googling on the problem and read that people recommend turning on MTRR sanitizing to fix it, however, it still ...
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How can I remove DRM from Kindle books?

How can I the remove the DRM from books I have purchased for my Kindle? A solution that works on Mac OS X and/or Linux would be ideal, but a Windows-only solution is also acceptable.
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DVD: Copy-protection fail

I'm trying to play a DVD in Media Player Classic, when I get the error DVD: Copy-protection fail. What can I do to play my DVD? Preferably in MPC. I'm running Windows 7. It works in Windows Media ...
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Can mp3s be encoded so that once purchased from my site, copies of them cant be made?

My online store is being developed so that I can sell mp3 downloads of hypnosis sessions for home use. How do I encode the mp3's so that they can't be copied again once downloaded??
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Difference between Content Protection and DRM

In this recent post about criticism regarding built-in DRM in Intels SandyBridge processors, Intel denies that there's any DRM in Sandybridge processors but goes on to say that Intel created ...
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Remove DRM Protection

I recently purchased a documentary video from Amazon (Link) I cannot play the video because it's restricted for visitors from inside USA. But I'm not in USA and so I cannot play it. I found this ...
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any Digital Rights Managements (DRM) Tools?

Any tools (better free) on Windows which could do Digital Rights Managements (DRM)? What I need is to control that a licensed computer can open a specific document. And if user distribute the document ...
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Protect video file using DRM

I would like to protect a video file (can be any format, avi, wmv, mkv) Something like, user should only be allowed to view first 10 seconds of video or a another video clip showing link to site where ...
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Remove DRM from ePub Files?

I have a bunch of ePub files that I have bought from Barnes & Noble that I'd like to be able to read in my Kindle App. Is there anyway to do this? UPDATE for those who are lecturing me on the ...
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Torrents: Can I protect my software by sending wrong bytes?

It's a topic that interests everyone. How can I protect my software against stealing, hacking, reverse engineering? I was thinking: Do my best to protect the program for reverse engineering. Then ...
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Windows Media Player crashes on startup after CPU upgrade

I upgraded my CPU, reactivated Windows Vista etc. But WMP has stopped working. It just crashes almost immediately after starting up. If I look in Event Viewer it mentions the source as being ...
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pthread-stubs for CentOS

I try to install Mesa 7.8 for CentOS 5. During installation of Mesa I required to install librdm, and during librdm (v. 2.4.19) installing I got error about missing pthread-stubs: checking for ...
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How does the “Steam” platform work? Is it DRM? Can I trust “Steam”-powered software? [closed]

UPDATE: This question lives on at gaming.stackexchange.com. So – I just bought the new game Supreme Commander 2. This question is not about the game, but about the online software ...
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Adobe e-book reader (“Digital Editions”) not downloading on Mac OS X

i recently bought a couple of books from ebooks.com, which i thought would be ordinary pdf files. After paying for them, and downloading them, you learn that while they are pdf files, they come with a ...
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If I buy a TV show or movie with AppleTV or iTunes, can I download it again later if I delete it?

If I buy a TV show or movie with AppleTV or iTunes, can I download it again later if I delete it? I'm not very well-versed with how iTunes works, especially in conjunction with the AppleTV. I do ...
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Preserve DRM'd iTunes music when re-building a PC

So a friend's PC has a virus that we can't get rid of, so I'm planning to re-format the hard drive and re-build it from scratch. Its running Windows XP SP3, and they have iTunes with a whole load of ...
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Is Flash a secure content delivery technology for password protected digital content?

We are working on a project that would be a competitor to Yudu for online publishing and what we are debating is whether to use Flash for content security protection as Yudu does. See for example ...
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Implement DRM on videos for cellphones

I'm trying to implement DRM (Digital Rights Management) on some video files (MPEG-4) that will be played on cellphones. Is this possible? Is this associated with great license costs? From a software ...
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Can't delete file named ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρЂϻϵЉЃϵϳЅ

I installed Windows 7 over the top of XP and it left me with a 'Windows.old' folder. I tried to delete it, and it got rid of everything except 2 files named: ЃϵϳЅЂϿϽϯІχϯπρϴϱЄϱЃϵϳЅ ...
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Burn the CD or DVD for one time use

I want to burn the CD or DVD for one-time use, that is - CD or DVD copy protection, like CD to CD or CD to hard disc copy protection. The CD has a setup. After setup process is finished the setup ...
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iTunes Always Asks to Authorize

Whenever I sync my iPod Nano or iPod Touch to my iTunes library, iTunes (version 9) will say that my computer is not authorized to play my DRMed songs. So, I give it my username and password to ...
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Delete Protected WMA

I have several hundred protected WMA files that I don't want to keep, spread in a several level deep folder structure. Is there an easy way to detect these files and delete them? There are also ...
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Is there a license / royalty free DRM available for protecting and distributing content?

Is there a license / royalty free DRM available for protecting and distributing video content?
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How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes AAC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?

How to convert a library of DRM'd iTunes ACC songs to unprotected mp3s for free?
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How to play iPod music video on Zune? [closed]

I have a iPod Touch, my brother a Zune HD, I'm looking for a good DRM converter which can remove DRM and transcode between iTunes m4v and Zune Marketplace wmv, then we can share play DRM-wrapped ...
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How does iTunes movie DRM work?

Is a movie locked to the computer I originally download it on? Is it locked to my iTunes account, and I can play it with any computer where that account is active? What? I can't seem to find any ...
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Restrict print copies on a PDF

We have a very specific use case for an application we're developing, where a user will be presented with a PDF document, which they can print off. However, we need to be able to restrict the PDF so ...
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How many iPods can I use with one music library and one copy of iTunes?

Is there a limit to the number of ipods I can manage thru one copy of iTunes? Is there any difference between music I've ripped myself (outside of iTunes, standard mp3s) and music purchased thru the ...
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Do you have DRM problems in Windows 7?

I have not used Vista, but heard that it contained DRM measures that can make legitimate computer use more difficult. For example, from this article: Certain high-quality output paths--audio and ...
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How can I explain why DRM cannot work?

I am looking for the shortest comprehensive way to explain to people that are trying to use DRM as a technology to prevent users from using their data in some fashion deemed undesirable, why their ...