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Exclusive content protection: How to prevent screen recording of online videos?

Based on our experience, most video piracy attempts are geared towards the swift theft and dissemination of videos. Therefore, if perpetrators are unable to download the videos, the content remains shielded from theft in the majority of cases. Screen recording is a slow and tedious process that requires capturing one video at a time. As a result, screen recording is not a popular option for stealing videos as it required hundreds or even thousands of hours to record every video.
The screen recording can be prevented to some extent using DRM protection tools e.g. Google Widevine, however the DRM protection may work only in a few browsers and people can still use browsers like Firefox and some screen recording tools to record those videos. Also, these DRM technologies are not an affordable option as you have to pay for every video that you encrypt using a DRM.
Even if there was a chance that screen recording was 100% protected (which is currently not the standard in industry) and you also pay a high price for that. The video stealers can simply take an external camera or a mobile phone to re-record the videos.
So, you can either pay a high price for each video to get DRM protection (which again does not promise a 100% security against recording).
Alternatively, implementing security measures such as video player encryption, watermarking, domain whitelisting, IP restrictions, geo-based access and IP-watermarks can still be effective in deterring unauthorized access to video content. These measures can make it very difficult for attackers to capture or access the video content, and may discourage them from attempting to do so.