How to talk about copyright?


This content is protected by DRM

Digital Rights Management helps protect creators’ rights”


To indicate that restrictive technologies supposedly serve positive purpose of protecting authors by allowing them to control the use of their works

To conceal that restrictive technologies may prevent lawful uses of works, allowing to exercise excess control over works


Avoid the term; when used indicate negative consequences of technical restrictions on the use of works

If unavoidable, use “Digital Restrictions Management” as the long form of “DRM” abbreviation (instead of “Digital Rights Management”)