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Tor goes DRM-free

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annis
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Tor goes DRM-free

Post by annis » Fri April 27th, 2012, 9:20 am

Tor, a Macmillan imprint focusing on sci-fi and fantasy titles, is testing the waters for Macmillan by ripping up the rulebook on digital rights management as a tactic in the on-going war against the closed-loop book buying/selling model represented by outfits like Amazon.

This means readers will be able to buy a Tor e-book once and thereafter use it on any platform of their choice. Could be the start of something interesting in the e-book world.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/ap ... management
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Post by fljustice » Fri April 27th, 2012, 2:45 pm

Saw this on another list...great news!
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Post by annis » Fri May 4th, 2012, 6:24 pm

Further discussion on this subject:

Why the death of DRM would be good news for readers, writers and publishers
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20 ... -good-news

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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri May 4th, 2012, 7:43 pm

Yes, this is definitely where the market is going. I read the comments on QuarkExpress and was glad I had chosen to buy InDesign instead. I already wasted a decade learning the Corel suite, only to have Adobe become the industry standard for graphics, and AutoCad and SolidWorks become the standard for computer-aided design.

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Post by Justin Swanton » Wed May 9th, 2012, 5:38 am

[quote=""MLE""]Yes, this is definitely where the market is going. I read the comments on QuarkExpress and was glad I had chosen to buy InDesign instead. I already wasted a decade learning the Corel suite, only to have Adobe become the industry standard for graphics, and AutoCad and SolidWorks become the standard for computer-aided design.[/quote]

I've spent years getting familiar with Freehand only to see Adobe buy Macromedia out and freeze all future development on it. Fortunately I already know InDesign, however its design features are rather limited in comparison. One needs to use it with Illustrator. I'm busy mugging up on Illustrator at present - a very versatile programme and, like InDesign, it has a good quality screen display, which for me is a real plus.
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