Social DRM

February 8, 2007 commentary 1 min read

Bill McCoy: For eBooks, I really like the “social DRM” approach of The Pragmatic Programmers, who “stamp” PDF eBooks with a “For the Exclusive Use of …” and the name of the purchaser.

So my challenge to print publishers and authors: why not support “social DRM”, rather than heavyweight DRM?

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