Working with and Around Digital Rights Management

In Windows 7, you're likely to encounter media files that use Microsoft's Windows Media Digital Rights Management (DRM) technology—that is, digital content that has been a encrypted using digital signatures and whose use is governed by a licensing agreement with the content provider—whenever you acquire music or movies from an online subscription service or when you record TV shows from premium cable or satellite channels using Windows Media Center. The media usage rights (previously called a license) that are associated with DRM-protected files specify how you can use the file and for what period of time; these rights are designed to prevent unauthorized copying or distribution of the media item . The media usage rights are determined by the content vendor and should be disclosed when you agree to purchase or download the item; Windows Media Player enforces the terms of that agreement.

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