Digital rights management (DRM) is a set of access control technologies for restricting the use of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works.[1] DRM technologies try to control the use, modification, and distribution of copyrighted works (such as software and multimedia content).


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Verimatrix is a company which specializes in revenue security for digital television services around the globe, providing pay television service protection technology and secure VOIP. It provides software and IP-based security through its Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS). Verimatrix Video Content Authority System enables cardless revenue security for Digital Video Broadcasting, IPTV, Over-the-top content and mobile television services.


Widevine provides digital media solutions for the delivery of digital entertainment to any device. Widevine’s DRM solution enables service providers to secure high-quality video and audio. Today, millions of consumers enjoy digital entertainment secured and optimized by Widevine on retail consumer electronics devices from all major consumer brands. Brian Baker founded Widevine in 1999 to connect digital content to consumers.


PlayReady is a media file copy prevention technology from Microsoft that includes encryption, output prevention and digital rights management (DRM). It was announced in February 2007. PlayReady competes with other proprietary DRM schemes and even more with DRM-free software, most notably Apple’s FairPlay introduced in iTunes and QuickTime. There are several other DRM schemes that are competing to become the dominant DRM technology


FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology developed by Apple Inc. It is built into the MP4 multimedia file format as an encrypted AAC audio layer, and is used by the company to protect copyrighted works sold through iTunes Store, allowing only authorized devices to play the content. The restrictions imposed by FairPlay, mainly limited device compatibility.