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Detail from Sculling on the Potomac by J. Love, 1888

Detail from Sculling on the Potomac by J. Love, 1888. From the University Art CollectionBooth Family Center for Special Collections

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What is Digital Rights Management, or DRM?

Last Updated: Nov 13, 2013  |  142 Views

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Digital Rights Management (DRM) systems control what a user can do with copyrighted materials when they are borrowed or after they are sold. DRM systems can control viewing, copying, printing, and altering of works to protect the copyright holder's intellectual property. Some library e-books use DRM systems (such as Adobe Digital Editions) to limit or restrict these actions by borrowers. The library does not control the allowed and disallowed actions for secured e-books.

For more information about library e-books, please visit our E-Book Guide, where you can learn how to find e-books in our collection, download them for offline use, or transfer them to your tablet or e-book reader.

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