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Tor Books UK Says Ditching DRM Showed No Increase In Piracy | Techdirt

Tor Books UK Says Ditching DRM Showed No Increase In Piracy | Techdirt | Technologies numériques & Education | Scoop.it

We've never quite understood the purpose behind DRM, and have said so many times. It doesn't stop infringement, because the DRM is always cracked, and the crack always leads to a clean version. And once you have a clean version, it's available everywhere. Those who want to infringe will do so. So, in the end, the only thing DRM does is (1) annoy legitimate buyers and (2) lock in certain platforms such that the ebook platform providers (hello Amazon!) have much more power than the publishers.

 

Given that, I've been amazed for years that the ebook world hasn't moved more strongly towards a DRM-free world, which the music industry was eventually forced to embrace (with little corresponding harm). A number of smaller publishers have embraced the promise of DRM-free ebooks, and a year ago, Tor, publishers of lots of popular sci-fi works, made plenty of news for going DRM-free in both the US and the UK.

Zac Morris was the first of a few of you to point us to a blog post from Tor UK talking about the impact one year later with the key line being:

 

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Secretive Copyright Negotiations Continue at the 16th Round of TPP Talks

Secretive Copyright Negotiations Continue at the 16th Round of TPP Talks | Technologies numériques & Education | Scoop.it

"The 16th round of negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) began in Singapore on March 4, 2013, as trade delegates and private stakeholders from 11 participating countries gather to discuss this the contours of Pacific trade. EFF and many others are deeply concerned about TPP, because it appears to contain an intellectual property (IP) chapter that would ratchet up IP enforcement at the expense of digital rights. The TPP could turn Internet Service Providers into copyright cops, prompt ever-higher criminal and civil penalties for sharing content, and expand protections for Digital Rights Management. The Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that they plan to complete the TPP by the fall of this year."

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Journée internationale contre les DRM - édition 2013 | April

Journée internationale contre les DRM - édition 2013 | April | Technologies numériques & Education | Scoop.it

Le 3 mai 2013, la Fondation pour le Logiciel Libre1 organise la Journée internationale contre les DRM, une journée d'information sur les dangers des DRM, des systèmes de gestion de contrôle d'usage des fichiers numériques. Ces DRM sont présents sur de nombreux fichiers comme une partie de la musique en ligne, certains livres numériques mais aussi sur les supports physiques comme les DVD et les BlueRays pour la vidéo. Ils encodent le contenu de manière à le rendre illisible pour qui n'a pas la clé numérique pour le décoder. Les DRM ont pour principal objectif d'établir un contrôle de l’usage dans le cercle privé, jusqu’ici impossible à mettre en Ĺ“uvre."

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