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Content Protection

If it’s premium content, it has to be protected, both to facilitate monetization and to thwart would-be pirates. Check here for the latest news, trends, and analysis of all manner of content protection

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Take the Content and Revenue Protection Trends 2021 Survey

Share your insights on how DRM and piracy affects you personally and professionally, and enter for the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card.

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Until August 20

We've got two new categories this year—Best Streaming Innovation and Best New Streaming Company—along with 23 other categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between. We've extended the nomination deadline to August 20, so don't delay.

The Algorithm Series: Digital Rights Management (DRM)

The math behind the magic of protecting live and on-demand streaming video content

How Can Direct-to-Consumer Platforms Better Protect Their Exclusive Regional Content?

Staggered release schedules, the explosion of direct-to-consumer offerings, the cost of multiple subscriptions, and the ease of finding illegal or unlicensed content online is resulting in growing amounts of piracy. A multi-pronged approach to combating piracy is necessary to prevent lost revenue, job cuts, and poor brand association.

Spotlights

CEO Interview: Christopher Levy, BuyDRM

We spoke with BuyDRM CEO and co-founder Christopher Levy about how his company is keeping up with the demand, how CMAF is changing the video landscape, and how watermarking and DRM are working hand-in-hand to thwart piracy.

Executive Interview: BuyDRM CEO & Founder Christopher Levy

Streaming Media VP Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen and BuyDRM CEO and founder Christopher Levy talk about digital rights management for premium content, AVOD, and screeners, as well as the importance of low-latency DRM.

EZDRM: View from the Top 2020

Intertrust Technologies: View from the Top 2020

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The Math Behind the Magic

Whether we're talking about content delivery, player performance, live events, or even DRM, it's important to understand the algorithms that make streaming video tick.

Rampant Piracy Is the Elephant in the Live-Streaming Room

Tokens? Watermarking? DRM? Content owners try them all, but as of today there's no foolproof solution. Perhaps the way forward isn't with higher walls, but new experiences.

Colleges Need to Safeguard Video in a Standards-Based World

As more colleges and universities invest in video lessons, they're challenged to keep that content secure. Here's the strategy that makes the grade right now.

4 Ways Companies Can Lock Down Their Premium Video Catalogs

Piracy doesn't have to be a routine cost of business, and streamed videos can be secured. Learn which of these methods is best for your business.

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