Enthrill unveils PackaDRM to protect eBooks with 'social DRM'

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Enthrill unveils PackaDRM to protect eBooks with ‘social DRM’.

[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/)


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#2

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.


#3

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.


#4

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 :slight_smile:
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.


#5

Or if you dont want to pirate it, just buy the edition on paper. No DRMs attached…


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[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.