Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope

DRM may refer to any of the following:

1. Short for digital rights management, DRM is a technology designed to help protect copyrighted material from being used, read, or shared without the proper rights. DRM is often achieved through the use of a digital watermark or encryption. Although many believe DRM is the solution to protecting copyrighted material on computers, others also believe that it is restrictive. For instance, DMR may prevent users from doing such things as making backups or other copies for their personal use.

2. Short for device relationship management, DRM is a type of software that enables the monitoring, managing, maintaining, and servicing of devices over the Internet. These devices include any machine, instrument or other equipment that has built-in computing capability. DRM is quite useful because it allows an organization or individual to update and share information between other people and remote devices all over the world.

3. Short for Direct Rendering Manager, DRM is part of the Linux kernel that allows user programs to interface with GPU hardware by means of an exposed API.

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