Category Publishing

Readium LCP and Open Source DRM

In a recent exchange in the comments to an article in Nate Hoffelder’s The Digital Reader blog, I mentioned Readium Licensed Content Protection (Readium LCP), the standard DRM scheme for EPUB-formatted e-books that I’ve been working on for the past couple of years.  I gave a talk on Readium LCP a couple of weeks ago at the EPUB Summit […]

PTO Weighs In on Digital First Sale

A little-known fact about the US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) is that it advises the executive branch of government (the president and his administration) on copyright issues — just as the US Copyright Office advises Congress on copyright.  Although the Copyright Office’s efforts over the past couple of years to overhaul the country’s copyright […]

E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries

Business model flexibility with digital content leads to a blur between the public good and private enterprise.

Adobe’s Latest E-Book Misstep: This Time, It’s Not the DRM

Adobe’s e-book reading software tracks users’ reading habits and reports them over the Internet without encryption.

Ghosts in the UltraViolet Machine

Copyright and Technology London 2014 takes place next Wednesday; Amazon and Apple announce family accounts for sharing content and apps; Garth Brooks launches his own competitor to iTunes and Amazon.

Digimarc Launches Social DRM for E-books

Digimarc finally realizes the synergies of its acquisition of Attributor two years ago.

Dispatches from IDPF Digital Book 2014, Pt. 3: DRM

DRM may disappear from trade e-books. But will that happen for the right reasons?