New digital content security measures

Digital rights management refers to the access control to technologies that limit the use of digital material; publishers use it, hardware’s manufactures, own contents and copyright holders.

The increased dependency for entertainment and productivity on digital products led to the rise of other criminal offenses such as; people trying to manipulate files that are not initially theirs or other cases people using the ideas of others to make a living. Thus making its original owner a fraud, and the worst case of all is where others; take someone’s products; change the serial numbers and the brand to personalize as their items of sale. For this reason, the law had to step in and find solutions to protecting one’s work.

Some of the methods to control viewing and copying include;

Identity and authentication

Under this category, employ HTTP and User authentication; Https is a very fundamental level towards protection of copyrights. Deliver your contents over it; the encryption is between a single client and the destination; therefore, no one can intercept the transmission.

User authentication is the process, which requires your users to provide their information before access is permitted, most common include; username, password, CAPTCHA and answer to the security question.

Digital rights management

This applies mostly if your part of the digital experience is video, this helps you to prevent unauthorized people from viewing. You can read more on the steps involved in DRM.

Encryption

This is the most common and hard to hack way of protecting personal information such as name, address, emails or credit card numbers. There are common logarithmic used for coding such as RSA, Blowfish and Twofish among others.

Obfuscation

This is a method of concealing the location of your content by masking the site using a server-side script.

Tokenization

Tokenization is an advance of obfuscation; it is a system where parameters in the URL are used to determine the authenticity of a request. If it is not authentic, the permission is denied and displays as HTTP 401 error.

Restrictive license agreement

You can impose some restrictive license to the consumers as a condition of downloading or entering to software; this will ensure that the copyright information is updated and used appropriately.

Watermark overlays

It is easy because no designing tools are required; you only need to overlay watermarks, before image download and just for specific users.

Regional access

This is a way of securing a content that is restricted the access to specific geographical locations. This security mechanism is known as geo-fencing. If the area is in the whitelist access is granted and vice versa happens.

By controlling the accessibility, it provides with positive benefits such as;

  • It protects personal identification information against malicious persons.
  • It protects the intellectual property if it is not impacting on productivity or through collaboration.
  • It helps to determine; who is accessing the information, from where and when and the communication speed.
  • It ensures that the recipients have the original and updated version of the content.

You now have the best tricks and measures in protecting your digital content.