[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/[/newsimage]Enthrill Distribution is looking to transform the eBook industry with platform-neutral "Social DRM" that works through the use of watermarking, called PackaDRM(TM). This DRM relies on enforcing a contract with readers through a personalised warning about copyright clearly visible at the start and end of the book. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/enthrill-unveils-packadrm-to-protect-ebooks-with-social-drm-61581/](http://www.myce.com/news/enthrill-unveils-packadrm-to-protect-ebooks-with-social-drm-61581/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
The thing that pisses me off the most when I buy a BluRay is that I’m forced to see that I mustn’t copy the legally bought disk. And you can’t skip that. Guess how I think about having that in eBooks …
Regarding DRM in general: Look how many DRMs have come and gone. Even from Microsoft. All your legally bought stuff was rendered useless by the powering off of a server.
I understand that the content industry wants to protect the value of their money. But that’s at the cost of the value of our money.
I wonder why they have to sell it brutally as DRM and not instead create a dedicated text like “This book is personal property of <name>”. Same effect, by far better acceptance.
It’d be easier to add “this book is the property of <name>” to the head and footer of the ebook.
But as stated, anyone that accidentally misplaces their ebook reader, or has it stolen is potentially liable for serious damages …
Seems like once again it’s safer to pirate ebooks than purchase them
It’s cost avoidance … and it has twice the payback of buying the books.
Once when you don’t purchases it, and secondly when you can’t be sued for distributing copyright content.
Or if you dont want to pirate it, just buy the edition on paper. No DRMs attached…
[QUOTE=Mirror007;2633893]I wonder why they have to sell it brutally as DRM and not instead create a dedicated text like “This book is personal property of <name>”. Same effect, by far better acceptance.[/QUOTE]
Haha, then you would at least be able to share it with someone of the same name.