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?With the appearance of digital media on the Information Technology scenario there has been a marked movement from analog to digital data management and processing. The analog-digital conversion and the technologies associated to it are usable on the general as well as on the personal computers. General computers are normally used in the mass market as the medium of data storage and transmission. However the vastly enhanced capabilities to perform such conversions have also resulted in a growing concern about the security of web contents among all concerned. Analog digital conversion as threat to web content security Most concerned about such conversion are the companies that were hitherto dependent on the copyright protections. Especially the music and film industries are highly affected by the conversion capabilities. The copies can be conveniently made without any degradation in the qualities and they can be reproduced in any numbers. The copying process has become even greater threat with the capabilities of individual computer holders to copy the contents sitting at their home easily and conveniently. It is today absolutely a child's play for the end users to copy the original analog form into a universal digital form. The process is known as ripping. Any number of software is available in the market to perform the task. They can also be downloaded from the web. Once done, you are in with the capabilities to copy any file or format either analog or digital into universal digital format. It does not matter whether the contents are protected by copyrights or not. Such unauthorized copying and distribution has been made even easier with the popular file sharing tools available in plenty on the Internet. This has provided a real boon to digital piracy. Every one is a potential node Easy availability of digital copying and sharing tools has rendered all digital items floated on the nets vulnerable. That is why the companies dealing with them concern each connection of Internet provided as a potential node for such digital piracy. Such connections provided by a perfectly legal distribution network could very well be the carrier of transmitting, circulating, and copying digital information and data on the nets. Technical control has been in use for controlling the copying and reproduction of software since the year 1970, DRM is a comparatively recent terminology. DRM in effect indicates the methods and processes applied to control artistic or literary intellectual properties on the web. You as published are now saddled with the ability to enforce access policies that effectively prevents all types of copyright infringements. Criticisms not fair It is sometimes held by the critics of the DRM that it not only prevents copyright infringements but in the process also prevents fair use of such works or intellectual properties. They further contend that DRM also imposes restrictions and constraints on non-copyrighted works like the public domain restrictions or prevention of access to open licensed contents. However there is not much force in the arguments. Those who have created something either for literary or for commercial purposes, are entitled to have the legitimate benefits accruing from the same. Protection of their rights and legitimate interests is perfectly legal and moral as well. DRM serves the purpose to the best effects till date and its use cannot be called to be unethical in any case. About the Author: Analog digital conversion is a big threat for web content security. For ensuring regulatory compliance your require copy protection software. The drm products can provide both copy protection as well as pdf document security. Log on to the website now to have more details about analog digital conversion and digital rights management.
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