E-books should take a page from music industry - Stamford News - The Stamford Times - Stamford's Newspaper

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"Steve Jobs admitted he wasn't a fan of DRM himself, one major label decided it could do without it as well, Amazon launched an entirely DRM-free MP3 store -- and, less than two years later, DRM vanished from iTunes, too. Somehow, the recorded-music business did not perish. Digital sales should finally pass CD sales next year. E-books haven't come as far along. If you buy a title from Amazon's Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble's Nook bookstore or Apple's iBookstore, among others, the DRM attached to it will prevent you from reading that book on another company's software or hardware...."



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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 13:53

Date published:

04/15/2011, 09:28