DRM and airport security: Two sides of the same coin

Posted on by Mike Evans

Occasionally you read something that’s just so right that you can’t believe you hadn’t thought of it yourself. Joe Wikert of Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog has it right when he compares DRM (Digital Rights Management) with airport security. Here’s an extract:

Treats everyone like a criminal — It’s hard not feeling like a convict when you’re going through airport security or coming back through immigration/customs.  The assumption is you’re guilty till proven innocent by way of xray machines, full-body scans and patdowns.  On the book side, the fact that I can’t treat my ebook purchase like I can my print book ones (e.g., can’t be resold or lent to a friend indefinitely) makes me feel like the retailer and publisher simply don’t trust me.

Read the full article on Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog


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