DRM, or Digital Rights Management, is a technique used to control the access and distribution of digital content such as movies, music, and e-books. Its primary aim is to prevent unauthorized access, copying, and distribution of copyrighted material.
Streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ employ DRM to protect their content from being illegally downloaded or shared. For example, Netflix uses a combination of digital encryption and playback software to prevent unauthorized access to its content, and Hulu also uses digital encryption to protect its content and monitors for any unauthorized downloads.
Using DRM allows streaming services to continue to provide a wide variety of content to their subscribers while also protecting the rights of the content creators and owners.
Without DRM, streaming services would be at a higher risk of losing revenue due to the illegal sharing and downloading of their content.