Digital Rights Management (DRM) is software used to secure intellectual property protection for multimedia. Aerio has a flexible approach to DRM offering the following:
- No DRM - The ebook is unmodified and can be shared and opened with nearly all devices and apps.
- Social DRM - SDRM, similar to a watermark, embeds ownership data on a file, allowing it’s origins to be tracked. SDRM eBooks can be shared and opened with nearly all devices and apps.
- *Hard DRM - HDRM, is a form of copy protection in which ebooks are encrypted. This encryption places restrictions on sharing, distributing, printing and copying. HDRM ebooks can be read using apps like Bookari or Bookvia**.
*Hard DRM is a new feature in testing and is available upon request by writing to email@example.com.
**Note, these apps can only be downloaded on an iOS or Android device
The level of DRM on an ebook file is chosen by the content owner.