Sony DADC User Rights Management Solution (URMS)

Sony Digital Audio Disc Corporation (Sony DADC) is the world’s leading manufacturer of media to distribute digital content, in the form of DVDs, compact discs, and Blu-Ray discs. Sony DADC now introduces a Digital Rights Management technology called User Rights Management Solution (URMS).

Sony DADC URMS technology is designed to protect electronic content, such as eBooks, from unauthorized distribution. If your firm has created online content to sell, or paid for work from authors to distribute, you want to make sure that your firm and your clients are paid for the content you create and offer online. You don’t want hackers getting around your copyright protections, or see customers buying your content and then figuring out how to share it, for free, with their friends.

URMS is a simple API-based user and digital content management solution that supports pay per download or subscription services. It is designed for educational institutions, businesses, libraries, and eBook retail outlets.

You can use URMS to share, lend, and buy eBooks, give books to others, and create a bookshelf with titles to share with others. You can also use URMS to control access to eBook content, though URMS is a flexible service. You can do more than simply renew or revoke licenses for eBooks for users. The service offers a wide range of choices for managing content.

A few examples:

  1. Create a license for electronic textbook so that a class of 30 students can access that title for four months, until the class ends.
  2. Lend an eBook you purchased using URMS to a friend. The friend will be able to read the eBook but the person who purchased will not, until the book is returned.
  3. Set up an eBook so that a group of friends can all read the first chapter, but only the person who purchased the title can read the rest. The other chapters are locked.
  4. Offer a collection of eBooks to all have a single-user lending license and a single expiration date, an expiration date that you can change periodically. You could add books to this collection and set an expiration date to offer the titles as a temporary holiday promotion, or as a backlist promotion for an established author with a new title about to be released.

Datalogics is pleased to offer Sony DADC User Rights Management Solution to our eBook customers.

We provide comprehensive documentation for working with Sony DADC URMS on our Developer's page.

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