Shatzkin: Big Publishers Should Drop DRM

Tracking the short history of calls for the end of digital rights management software for e-books, Mike Shatzkin joins the chorus (The ebook marketplace is a long way from settled):

It’s easy for me to say, because I have nothing at stake, but I think Berlucchi is right. The big publishers can make this happen; it would change the game. I have trouble seeing any potential fly in the ointment for them except whatever would be the dangers of DRM-free. And that should be ascertained pretty well in the next few months.

There are still plenty of twists and turns to come in the evolving ebook marketplace.

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One thought on “Shatzkin: Big Publishers Should Drop DRM

  1. Bob Mayer

    That this is still even an issue gives an idea of the glacial pace of change in legacy publishing. When we started Cool Gus publishing 18 months ago it wasn’t even considered, never mind having to change course and get rid of DRM.



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