DRM - Unofficial Abbreviations

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#1

The official DRM abbreviation stands for “Digital Rights Management”, which is an access control technology that content providers supposedly use to try to prevent unauthorised copies/use of their content.

Of course as we’ve all seen, DRM seems to do all but that. :disagree: Piracy continues on, while DRM often prevents people genuinely being able to copy or restore backups of their content. Sure we even have forums dedicated to dealing with it, as anyone who has dealt with a DRM problem is well aware of just how evil it can be.

So for the fun of it, how many abbreviations can we can come up that would better describe DRM?

Probably the most common unofficial one is Digital Restrictions Management (some info here.)

The best one I can think of is Digitally Ruined Music :smiley:

Here’s a small list of other abbreviations I can think of:

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[li]Digitally Ruined Movies[/li][li]Dodgy Restrictions Management [/li][li]Disallows Recoverable Media[/li][li]Disabled Recorded Music[/li][li]Digitally Ruined Media[/li][li]Darn Restrictions Mandatory[/li][li]Digitally Ruined Mess[/li][li]Digitally Restricted Menace[/li][li]Does Require Money[/li][li]Digitally Robs Me[/li][li]Does Require Magic[/li][li]Don’t Remaster Me[/li][li]Digital Ripoff Music[/li][/ul]

Can anyone else think of any (more interesting) abbreviations?

Let’s create the longest unofficial comprehensive list on the Internet. :wink:


#2

Disguised Rights Malfeasance/Malefaction.


#3

Damnable Restrictive Malfeasance

or

Detestable Reprehensible Malfeasance

or

Draconian Repugnant Malignancy


#4

[B]D[/B]amn [B]R[/B]ecord [B]M[/B]ongols


#5

Device Relationship Management

Distributed Resource Management

Direct Rendering Management

Dysfunctional Restricted Management

Don’t Record Me

:cool::cool:


#6

[B]D[/B]umb [B]R[/B]IAA [B]M[/B]istake


#7

[B]While it still plays:[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]estruction [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]ynamite [B]R[/B]iddled [B]M[/B]usic[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]isky [B]M[/B]odification[/li][li][B]D[/B]aft [B]R[/B]ental [B]M[/B]usic[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]evocable [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]IY [B]R[/B]estricted [B]M[/B]ovies[/li][li][B]D[/B]igitally [B]R[/B]estricts [B]M[/B]odification[/li][li][B]D[/B]eletion [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]ovies[/li][li][B]D[/B]estroys [B]R[/B]ecorded [B]M[/B]usic[/li][/ul]

[B]The Aftermath:[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]umpster [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]eaf [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]usic[/li][li][B]D[/B]ud [B]R[/B]ecorded [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]oodle [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]on’t [B]R[/B]emind [B]M[/B]e[/li][li][B]D[/B]eletable [B]R[/B]ecorded [B]M[/B]usic[/li][li][B]D[/B]og [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]estroyed [B]R[/B]ecording [B]M[/B]edia[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]ecording [B]M[/B]isery[/li][li][B]D[/B]usty [B]R[/B]uined [B]M[/B]edia[/li][/ul]

[B]How it relates to DMCA:[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]igitally [B]R[/B]uined [B]M[/B]illennium[/li][li][B]D[/B]CMA [B]R[/B]iddled [B]M[/B]illennium[/li][/ul]

[B]It’s even highly addictive:[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]IAA [B]M[/B]edicine[/li][li][B]D[/B]rugged [B]R[/B]ecording [B]M[/B]edium[/li][/ul]

[B]What it means to the customer:[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]ishonest [B]R[/B]ecording [B]M[/B]anagement[/li][li][B]D[/B]oesn’t [B]R[/B]espect [B]M[/B]e[/li][li][B]D[/B]oes [B]R[/B]estrict [B]M[/B]e[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]ights [B]M[/B]isleading[/li][li][B]D[/B]efinitely [B]R[/B]ather [B]M[/B]ean[/li][li][B]D[/B]RM [B]R[/B]uined [B]M[/B]usic[/li][/ul]

[B]Entertainment Industry / Other[/B]

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[li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]ecording [B]M[/B]uppets[/li][li][B]D[/B]oesn’t [B]R[/B]equire [B]M[/B]icrosoft[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]IAA [B]M[/B]istake[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]isk [B]M[/B]anagement[/li][li][B]D[/B]igitally [B]R[/B]evamped [B]M[/B]akeover[/li][li][B]D[/B]odgy [B]R[/B]evenue [B]M[/B]aker[/li][li][B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]GB [B]M[/B]onster[/li][li][B]D[/B]oesn’t [B]R[/B]espect [B]M[/B]edium[/li][/ul]


#8

[B]D[/B]umpster [B]R[/B]eady [B]M[/B]yCE


#9

[B]D[/B]irty [B]R[/B]otten [B]M[/B]edia


#10

[B]D[/B]rage [B]R[/B]etired [B]M[/B]oderator

[B]D[/B]ean [B]R[/B]uins [B]M[/B]ovies

[B]D[/B]i [B]R[/B]eads [B]M[/B]essages


#11

[QUOTE=Bob;2492871][B]D[/B]rage [B]R[/B]etired [B]M[/B]oderator

[B]D[/B]ean [B]R[/B]uins [B]M[/B]ovies

[B]D[/B]i [B]R[/B]eads [B]M[/B]essages[/QUOTE]

[B]LOL[/B] :bow:
:bigsmile:


#12

This thread can get LONGER than than the Quest ♥


#13

[QUOTE=diane7;2492883]This thread can get LONGER than than the Quest ♥[/QUOTE] Good luck with that! :cool:


#14

[QUOTE=Bob;2492871][B]D[/B]rage [B]R[/B]etired [B]M[/B]oderator

[B]D[/B]ean [B]R[/B]uins [B]M[/B]ovies

[B]D[/B]i [B]R[/B]eads [B]M[/B]essages[/QUOTE]

[B]D[/B]umb [B]R[/B]otten [B]M[/B]ods :wink:


#15

[B]D[/B]igital [B]R[/B]evenue [B]M[/B]onsters

[B]D[/B]irty [B]R[/B]at [B]M[/B]eat

[B]D[/B]o [B]R[/B]eply [B]M[/B]ore :slight_smile:


#16

[B]D[/B]eano [B]R[/B]equires [B]M[/B]ore-beer :stuck_out_tongue:


#17

Here’s a few [B]D[/B]is… [B]R[/B]elated [B]M[/B]eanings:

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[li][B]D[/B]istrustful [B]R[/B]ights [B]M[/B]anagement
[/li][li][B]D[/B]ishonestly [B]R[/B]obs [B]M[/B]e
[/li][li][B]D[/B]ishonest [B]R[/B]ights [B]M[/B]enace
[/li][li][B]D[/B]isgracefully [B]R[/B]un [B]M[/B]echanism
[/li][li][B]D[/B]isease [B]R[/B]iddled [B]M[/B]edia
[/li][/ul]


#18

[QUOTE=Seán;2492915]Here’s a few [B]D[/B]is… [B]R[/B]elated [B]M[/B]eanings:

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[li][B]D[/B]isease [B]R[/B]iddled [B]M[/B]edia[/li][/ul]
[/QUOTE]

Living in [B]South Africa [/B]
thats all we get :bigsmile:


#19

[QUOTE=geno888;2492905][B]D[/B]eano [B]R[/B]equires [B]M[/B]ore-beer :p[/QUOTE]

[B]D[/B]at´s [B]R[/B]ight [B]M[/B]ate :cool:


#20

For me, I’ll start with a [B]D[/B]ouble [B]R[/B]um [B]M[/B]ixer