Your thoughts on DRM?

by Joshua Rigley Banned
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For those of you who don't know, DRM is short for Digital Rights Management. It's used as a means to combat piracy, which is the illegal distribution of electronic goods, such as music, games, videos, and ebooks.

It combats piracy by restricting certain privileges on electronic media, such as the ability to create new copies, or require a password to access said media. Advocates say this helps discourage piracy, although some consumers feel it is inconvenient.

What are your thoughts on this issue? Do you use DRM to protect your eproducts from theft?
#drm #thoughts
  • Profile picture of the author GarryO
    To be honest, I haven't heard of this type of service before. However, if this has been made available, it's really a good choice for the website owners who are afraid of theft. The only area of concern is the price and guarantee. If you can shed some light on this, it would be helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Rigley
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      Originally Posted by GarryO View Post

      To be honest, I haven't heard of this type of service before. However, if this has been made available, it's really a good choice for the website owners who are afraid of theft. The only area of concern is the price and guarantee. If you can shed some light on this, it would be helpful.
      It costs nothing, and there is no guarantee. Most programs that can create ebooks (like OpenOffice) offer some sort of DRM by letting you restrict permissions on the ebook (such as copying, printing, etc.)

      Another good service for discouraging piracy is e-junkie. They offer a "stamping" service where the info of your customer is "stamped" onto the ebook showing that they are the legitimate owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author David Hooper
    Coming from the music business, I can tell you that it's done little to curb piracy and a lot to annoy honest people who have purchased things legally.

    The secret to eliminating piracy is to make it easier to buy than steal. Music Marketing [dot] com: Google is Pissed at Major Record Labels has one example of how the music business is doing this now.
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