Librarians And Readers Against DRM [Updated]

from the pushing-back dept

HarperCollins recently announced it would limit library e-book checkouts to 26, after which said e-books "bought" and paid for by libraries would self-destruct. Some librarians I know were none too thrilled about this, and asked me to create a graphic to show it:

 

 
What ebout non-librarians who are against DRM? By popular demand, I modified the graphic for everyone:
 
 
These were produced for The Readers Bill of Rights for Digital Books, which encourages everyone to copy the images and spread the word.

 Update: we've added an Authors Against DRM graphic, again by popular demand (from authors).

 

 

Filed Under: drm, ebooks, librarians


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 10 Mar 2011 @ 12:55pm

    Re: Re: Who I am

    DRM is just a process by which rights granted under copyright are sold. When you remove the physical carrier (paper) and move to a completely digital model, there are other ways that you can sell or license things that are well within copyright law. DRM is a tool for the enforcement of the rights granted.

    DRM would not exist without copyright, as there would be no law to support it.

    Matt, welcome to the party. Would you care to explain how Nina Paley happened to get involved, and perhaps a little about how your group started up?

    Thanks :)

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