Protecting your Intellectual Property with DRM
Perhaps the most valuable thing anyone ever has or creates is the product of their mind.
It lets you publish or sell works over the Internet whilst still being in control. You can license others just to be able to read your work once, or just print it once, or read it forever. It also allows you to stop them from giving your work to someone else, or copying it so they can sell it on to other people. This can be very flexible. If you have written an electronic book you can sell it to people, and just make sure that they can’t print it out or otherwise copy it. That way you’re confident that it won’t turn up on the Internet either at a cheaper price, or, worse, for free. If you are producing sewing patterns you might want to make them available as a monthly publication that goes to a private group of subscribers where every subscriber can read them, and each subscriber can print the pattern out once, but the printed copy is low quality, so they can use it as a pattern but it isn’t good enough to pass on.