Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mike Shatzkin: Main benefit of DRM is preventing casual sharing, not piracy | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

Mike Shatzkin: Main benefit of DRM is preventing casual sharing, not piracy | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics:
"Mike Shatzkin has published an interesting pair of posts to his blog talking about the commonly-held belief that DRM is supposed to prevent piracy. Shatzkin explains in the first post why he feels that this is actually a misconception, and that even if DRM does nothing to deter piracy, it can protect sales through preventing casual sharing."