She created versions for Readers Against DRM, Authors Against DRM, and Librarians Against DRM.
If you share these sentiments, go to the ReadersBillofRights.info site, download the images and sprinkle them on your blog or web site. The images can be freely distributed, though please cite http://readersbillofrights.info as the source of the images.
DRM stands for “Digital Rights Management.” It’s a copy protection scheme designed to prevent piracy.
While few would disagree that authors deserve compensation for their hard work, the problem with DRM is that it treats law-abiding customers like criminals. DRM controls how, where and when a reader reads books.
Oh, and then there’s the small matter that DRM doesn’t work.
- Readers (who know about DRM) don’t like DRM
- DRM adds expense to books
- DRM makes books complex
- DRM limits accessibility to books, especially for those with vision disabilities who require Text-to-Speach (TTS)
- DRM doesn’t prevent piracy