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I know by default, SP 2010 does not have a TIFF IRM protector.

Before trying to write a TIFF protector, if such a protector is already available could someone point me to it.

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I think the issue you will find is that for IRM to work, the filetype needs to be IRM-aware. The custom IRM protector documentation you'll find is to apply IRM to filetypes that you have created. If I have a picture viewer that is not IRM aware (, will it still be able to open the TIFF? Will the TIFF still be a properly formatted TIFF? – shufler Jun 11 '12 at 23:56

SharePoint's facilitates IRM for MS Office-related documents. For other app documents (e.g., PDF & TIFF), it will have to be custom-built or provided by 3rd party vendors (e.g., NextLabs). There are provisions for Custom Protectors within SharePoint where one can build their own protectors.

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This doesn't really answer OP's question -- OP was asking if there was already a 3rd party TIFF IRM protector so they would not have to go to the trouble of writing one. – shufler Jun 11 '12 at 17:20
I don't want to push 3rd party commercial products here (as per forum rules) but have cited an example (NextLabs) and the alternative of custom development for providing SharePoint IRM features.. – Supriyo SB Chatterjee Jun 11 '12 at 17:34

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