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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "digital rights management"?

Digital Rights Management, more commonly referred to simply as DRM, is a system that allows use of protected media to be restricted. DRM systems are most commonly found in music files and can be used to restrict the number of times a file is moved from one media player to another, or to restrict the number of times or period of time that a file can be played back. DRM is also commonly found on video media. A wide variety of different DRM systems exist today, including Apple's FairPlay and Microsoft's Windows Media DRM 10.

Also known as: "DRM"

See Also: Apple, Microsoft

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