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Definition: IRM


(1) (Information Resource Management) See Information Systems and information management.

(2) (Information Rights Management) Digital rights management (DRM) that applies to documents rather than copyrighted songs and movies. IRM provides methods for securing documents and distributing permissions to users for editing or copying sensitive material. See DRM.

(3) (Inherited Rights Mask) In NetWare 3.x and 4.x, a filter that defined the access rights that were passed down from the parent directory.