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In attempt to prevent piracy online, TRAI to introduce DRM via Interconnections Regulations

India’s telecom regulator, TRAI, issues an amendment to Telecommunications Interconnections Regulation to include digital rights management (DRM)

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What's the news: The Centre on September 9 released the fourth amendment to the Telecommunication (Broadcasting and Cable) Services Interconnection (Addressable Systems) Regulations, 2022 that now includes a separate section on digital rights management (DRM) system. The government invited comments on the same from stakeholders by October 7. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), a DRM is "a systematic approach to copyright protection for digital media." It prevents unauthorized redistribution of digital media and restricts the ways consumers in which a consumer may copy purchased content. "DRM products were developed in response to the rapid increase in online piracy of commercially marketed material, which proliferated through the widespread use of peer-to-peer file exchange programs," said TRAI in a press release. FREE READ of the day by MediaNama: Click here to sign-up for our free-read of the day…

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