DRM (Digital Rights Management) is a technology that enables copyright compliant distribution of and trade with digital media content.
This technical protection measure encompasses the use of different types of encoding and access control mechanisms. It allows publishers and copyright holders to control both the access to copyrighted content and the use and distribution of digital media.
control the number of permitted accesses to a document (usually one).
control the number of permitted printouts of a document (usually one).
control how long a document will be available on the supplier’s DRM server (usually 14-30 days).
can prevent a document from being stored.
notify the user if access is denied.
AutoDoc and DRM
97-98 % of the documents delivered via AutoDoc are not DRM protected but are PLAIN PDF.
The AutoDoc “PDF” order format allows you to order PDF or PLAIN PDF documents. These documents come either without any DRM protection or with DRM protection that is hardly detectable (e.g., a watermark).
All documents ordered through the “PDF” option can be opened, printed and used just like any other PDF document. Thus you can make use of additional rights acquired from the copyright holder.