What is DRM?

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. A publisher or author of an e-book, not the retailer, determines the level of restrictions to be applied to each e-book, including how many times the e-book can be downloaded for single purchase, and the number of devices to which the e-book can be transferred.

If an e-book is encrypted, or copy-protected, the e-book can only be read on authorized computers or handheld devices by authorized users. On the other hand, if an e-book is unencrypted, or not copy-protected, the e-book can be transferred to personal computers or reading devices an unlimited number of times for personal use.

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