Q. What is DRM Lite?


Digital rights management (DRM) secures documents, making sure that they comply with copyright law. It is applied to all documents delivered electronically from the British Library. Previously, to access these documents, it was necessary to download external plugins, and documents were linked to an individual PC after download. This caused problems and frustrations for users, which is why the British Library has now developed DRM Lite, which you have been able to use from February 2017.

With DRM Lite, there is no need to install plugins or software onto your device. As long as you have internet access and Adobe Reader 10 or above you can access and download your documents.

You will be able to open your requested articles and chapters on multiple devices, as they will be locked to a user account rather than a device. To do this, you are required to set up an account with the British Library. Details of how to do this are given below. 

  • Last Updated Jun 28, 2018
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  • Answered By Adam Cowlin

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