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Microsoft

+ - 'Information Rights Management' - DRM in MS Office

Submitted by thesuperbigfrog
thesuperbigfrog writes: It seems like the days of Trusted Computing are not far off. Documents created with MS Office 2003 will allow the creator to make use of an emerging form of DRM that Microsoft calls Information Rights Management. Essentially, IRM is a use-restriction system that permits a document's creator to choose how the document can be used by other parties, to include printing, saving, editing, or forwarding the document to others. IRM also gives the document creator the power to later revoke access to the document. Vista will implement Information Rights Management through the use of the previously-inactive Trusted Computing module found on a majority of motherboards.

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