Posted by: bluesyemre | May 4, 2012

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers

The Kindle By Amazon.com Inc.
  • The decision by Tor Books to ditch digital rights management signals the beginning of the end of the ebook format wars. At the end of April, Tor Books, the world’s largest science fiction publisher, and its UK sister company, Tor UK, announced that they would be eliminating digital rights management (DRM) from all of their ebooks by the summer. It was a seismic event in the history of the publishing industry. It’s the beginning of the end for DRM, which are used by hardware manufacturers and publishers to limit the use of digital content after sale. That’s good news, whether you’re a publisher, a writer, a dedicated reader, or someone who picks up a book every year or two.

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