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Digital Rights Management and Access Rights for Content

May 14, 2018

Vitrium Security’s DRM functionality enables all major content sales and distribution business models for content creators, publishers, and distributors. Whether selling content files individually, as a subscription-based model for access to a digital asset library, or a hybrid of the two, Vitrium Security ensures content is sold on a personal and non-transferrable manner.

Learn more about Vitrium Security, by checking out our Welcome Center - Vitrium's Enterprise Content Security & DRM at a glance.

CONTENT SETTINGS

In addition to encryption and password protection, when you upload a file to Vitrium Security you can apply content settings to the file to control how it is used and accessed. 

These include: 

  • Copy and Paste restrictions
  • Printing restrictions
  • Adding static or dynamic watermarks

Dynamic watermarks use your customer's data to add a line of text to the document such as their user name, user ID, date, time of access, document code, or computer ID. A static watermark is a word or phrase that you determine independent of the user accessing it. Printing restrictions include restrictions to the Secure PDF or Secure Weblink. 

DIGITAL RIGHTS MANAGEMENT (DRM) SETTINGS

Vitrium has a comprehensive list of Digital Rights Management (DRM) for Vitrium Security customers, including:

  • Access expiration controls
  • Online or Offline access control
  • Browser or PDF access limits
  • IP restrictions controls

Vitrium Security lets you set an expiration date for the user access, also called dynamic expiration, when the user’s first login triggers a expiration timeline, or set up expiration by a specific day, in case of a periodical or limited time offer.

For both weblink and PDF, Vitrium provides offline access. If your paid customers wish to access the content they purchased offline, you can set an offline period in which they will be able to see their content.

There are two Vitrium Security features that prevent sharing, forwarding, or redistribution of your content, you can set a limit on the number of accesses on Adobe Readers or browsers that can unlock the content. This provides flexibility in offering a paying customer access to content from multiple devices while preventing file and password sharing.

The second option is to establish IP Address limits, which can be applied in two manners: a total number of different IP addresses per user that are allowed access to the content, and a white list of IP addresses that can access the content file.

In addition, Vitrium Security offers Document Limit restriction, which is a library limit that enables you to set a number of content files a user can access. If you sell access to content in bundles or through tokens, this enables you to automatically restrict access to remaining files once the limit is reached by the user.

Lastly, Vitrium Security lets you apply an Unlock Limit, which controls how many times a user can unlock a specific content file, before the system will block them from accessing it again.

All limits can be reset in Vitrium’s dashboard at the user level, easily granting renewed access to any specific user that has reached a restriction limit imposed by your administrators.