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Why my books are DRM-free (and what that means) - M. Darusha Wehm
One of the most interesting parts of my recent survey was, predictably, the comments. I learned some interesting things about readers' habits and interests, and I'll be working on some changes thanks to what you've told me. I asked people what they would change about getting books and one of the comments really hit home: No DRM. Absolutely none. If eBooks have DRM then I pirate them simply to have them without DRM. I agree that DRM is a non-starter for me as well, though there are solutions other than piracy*. But what the heck is DRM, anyway? DRM stands for Digital Rights Management, which is a way of locking digital goods. DRM is why most Kindle books can't be read on a Kobo reader.