PlayReady Overview

Microsoft PlayReady content access technology provides platforms for protecting digital content from unauthorized usage. This technology is used for defining, incorporating, and enforcing rights for digital media (content). This system enables a more secure distribution of multimedia content over the Web and enforces rules chosen by the content provider. PlayReady provides support for enforcing policies such as expiration dates, security levels, and output restrictions. This overview document describes typical scenarios and fundamental concepts for the use of PlayReady.

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PlayReady Ecosystem

Simple End-to-End System

Key and Key IDs (KIDs) 

License Acquisition 

License Persistence

Security Level

License and Policies

Output Protection Levels