Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM

Publishers Starting to Reject e-Book DRM
Tor/Forge is dropping DRM because its customers, and authors, have been asking for DRM-free titles. The game isn't won yet, but it's a safe bet that Tor/Forge won't be the first to abandon Digital Rights Management for e-books and other publications.

Tor ditches DRM-protection from its e-book library
BBC News
Science fiction publisher Tor UK is dropping digital rights management from its e-books alongside a similar move by its US partners. DRM is used as an anti-piracy measure, but limits a user's ability to read a title on different devices.

BBC News

Sci-fi publisher Tor Books says it's scrapping DRM
TG Daily
It says that by early July this year, the entire list of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape and Tor Teen e-books will be available DRM-free. Tor has one of the longest lists of any English language science fiction publisher, including China Mieville, author of ...

TG Daily

“Fifty Shades of Grey” author EL James to speak in DC next week
Washington Post (blog)
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Men are fans, too, of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
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Author Picks Up the Pieces After Near Death Experience and Motivates Other Women
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Rights groups urge Jordan to release publisher
The Associated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — International rights groups urged Jordan Thursday to immediately release the publisher of an online newspaper who was arrested after his website posted an article alleging misconduct by royal officials.

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When the Justice Department filed suit against Apple and five majorbook publishers alleging e-book price fixing, the government hawked it as a triumph for consumers. The other champ, of course, was Amazon -- which called the ...

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Chicago Tribune
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Tor drops DRM from e-books, unlocking digital controls
Los Angeles Times (blog)
But DRM doesn't necessarily prevent piracy, while it does create obstacles to sharing legitimately purchased e-books among devices. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” president and publisher Tom Doherty said in the ...

Wiley Announces 22 New Books on Adobe Creative Suite 6
MarketWatch (press release)
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Think Like a Man Isn't Just Sexist: It's Offensive to Pretty Much Everyone
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When Steve Harvey's shamelessly self-promoting advice book isn't offering up observations everyone already knows, it's crazy sexist. According to the book (and the film), women should seek to control a man to get what they want, as if they are the ...

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MarketWatch (press release)
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Los Angeles Times (blog)
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