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ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability

e-Books may take a page out of digital music's book

arstechnica.com
Irish Typepad On Friday, an association of e-book publishers—including major companies such as Harper Collins, Random House, and Barnes & Noble—issued a statement suggesting an outline for a new “Lightweight DRM.” This proposed Digital Rights Management standard could increase interoperability of books on hardware like e-readers. Don’t get excited yet—the...
e-Books may take a page out of digital music's book

A kinder, gentler DRM?

paidcontent.org
With Harry Potter fan site and e-bookstore Pottermore.com now using watermarking instead of heavyweight DRM on all the Harry Potter e-books, anti-DRM arguments are growing louder. Now the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF), the organization that oversees the EPUB e-book format, hopes to create an industry standard for “lightweight content...
A kinder, gentler DRM?
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