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Open-standard DRM technology

Marlin is the open standard digital rights management (DRM) technology which provides maximum flexibility to meet the demands of consumers, device manufacturers and service providers.

Today’s digital media consumers demand that all content types flow freely between devices, platforms and providers.


Marlin is the only content protection technology available as an open standard. DRM should not be restricted to one set of vendors. Put the decision-making power back where it belongs: the customer.


Marlin not only protects high definition and ultra high definition video, it also works with audio, eBooks, games, images, cloud storage, and more. With Marlin, DRM is the enabler for all digital media.


Marlin provides maximum flexibility by adapting to a wide range of devices and business models. Consumers can enjoy content on their terms.

History of Marlin digital rights management

History of Marlin digital rights management

Marlin is a content protection technology developed by the Marlin Developer Community (MDC) and introduced to the market in 2006. The MDC maintains Marlin as an open standard, making it the only open standards-based DRM that is widely adopted and accepted by all major studios.

Global success

Global success

Marlin’s open standards development approach and flexible options makes it an attractive DRM solution around the world. Companies in China, Egypt, France, India, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Russia rely on Marlin to distribute high-quality content to their customers.