The music industry dropped DRM years ago. So why does it persist on e-books? | Ars Technica: ". . . “When iTunes was introduced no one was thinking: ‘When I buy this, can I cut it up into ringtones?’” Higgins added. “They weren't thinking, ‘Can I set this to a rhythm game and play fake guitar to this?’ Because people love music, there's avenues for that remix. With books, especially with e-books, books as codecs aren't a very remixable form. People don't really know to do anything with them except start at the beginning and read to the end.” He added that it may take awhile before authors and other developers come up with new applications that can take advantage of an open, DRM-less e-book. . . ."
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