Could major publishers be abandoning DRM?

Matteo Berlucchi, CEO of London-based social e-retailer Anobii speaking recently at the Digital Book World Conference in New York, argued that digital rights management technology, or DRM as it is known, prevents more readers from buying e-books and may actually encourage piracy of copyrighted material.
Digital Rights ManagementIndustry observer Mike Shatzkin, who is also chairman of the Digital Book World Conference called the argument “significant” because Anobii is partially owned by the UK arms of three major publishing companies, HarperCollins, Penguin and Random House. Click here to learn more.

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