DRM, short for Digital rights management, is always used to restrict usage of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works. DRM is a far-reaching term that refers to any scheme that controls access to copyrighted material using technological means.
Digital rights management (DRM) schemes are various access control technologies that are used to restrict usage of proprietary hardware and copyrighted works. DRM technologies try to control the use, modification, and distribution of copyrighted works (such as software and multimedia content), as well as systems within devices that enforce these policies.
Digital Restrictions Management is the practice of imposing technological restrictions that control what users can do with digital media. When a program is designed to prevent you from copying or sharing a song, reading an ebook on another device, or playing a single-player game without an Internet connection, you are being restricted by DRM.
In other words, DRM creates a damaged good; it prevents you from doing what would be possible without it. This concentrates control over production and distribution of media, giving DRM peddlers the power to carry out massive digital book burnings and conduct large scale surveillance over people's media viewing habits.
Computer games sometimes use DRM technologies to limit the number of systems the game can be installed on by requiring authentication with an online server. Most games with this restriction allow three or five installs, although some allow an installation to be 'recovered' when the game is uninstalled. This not only limits users who have more than three or five computers in their homes (seeing as the rights of the software developers allow them to limit the number of installations), but can also prove to be a problem if the user has to unexpectedly perform certain tasks like upgrading operating systems or reformatting the computer's hard drive, tasks which, depending on how the DRM is implemented, count a game's subsequent reinstall as a new installation, making the game potentially unusable after a certain period even if it is only used on a single computer.
In essence, DRM removes usage control from the person in possession of digital content and puts it in the hands of a computer program. The applications and methods are endless - here are just a few examples of digital rights management:
For DRM, there are kinds of limitations to add you more inconveniences when you play the purchased movies and DVDs, and subscribed Apple Music or iTunes Match music files and so on.
Here we recommend an all-in-one yet simple-to-use DRM Removal for Apple Music Software – Macsome iTunes Converter, which supports both Mac version and Windows version to meet various system requirement.
Everyone knows that after you cancel the Apple Music subscription, you can play the Apple Music songs any more, even you have downloaded the music songs.
If you use the iTunes Converter to convert the downloaded music songs, you can play the converted MP3 songs anytime as you like without DRM any more.
As a professional DRM removal tool, Macsome iTunes Converter provides users an easy and quick solution to the DRM limited Audio files including music songs, Audio books and so on on iTunes. If you can play them on iTunes, you can convert them with super fast conversion speed and excellent output quality.
To know the iTunes Converter better, you can follow the next guide to use the software to convert the limited music files and remove the protections.
First, download and install the DRM removal tool - iTunes Converter on your PC, and then run it.
Second, click the button Add, you can choose the different iTunes library to add the audio files to convert.
And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.
Third, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.
After the conversion, you have converted Apple Music to MP3 / AAC format, and the converted files can be played anywhere and anytime as you like.