Major Dutch publisher abandons DRM



De Arbeiderspers/A W Bruna, the largest publisher in the Netherlands, has removed Adobe DRM from its e-books. This means that customers will now be able to download their e-books on to any device, including phones, tablets and dedicated e-readers. People will also be able to share books.

Instead of DRM, the books will have a watermark, which will enable the company to track illegal online copies back to the original source.

via The Bookseller.

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