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Digital Rights Management for EBooks

Question from Ben from Texas: What is Digital Rights Management and how does it work for eBooks? I am going to publish an E-Book next month and its going to be a pdf file, and I don’t know whether anything can be done to prevent unauthorized distribution of pdf files on the Internet. Please let me know your suggestions. Thanks.


Answer:  Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a technology used to place limitations like, access to or copying of, onto digital content (eBooks, music, etc.). You as the publisher or author of the ebook can determines the level of restrictions applied to an eBook. This includes how many times an eBook can be downloaded for a single purchase, and the number of devices (computers, eBook readers, etc.) to which the eBook can be transferred. Continue reading