John Dvorak has a rant out against DRM, and, as if to prove his point, a publishing house named Embiid is reportedly shutting down. It used DRM to “protect” its e-books against bootleggers. Now they may be “protected” against access by legal buyers.
Related: The RIAA’s Latest PR Strategy: Gibberish, in Techdirt–complete with the RIAA’s obligatory defense of DRM. Also see TD’s FCC Commissioner Wants To Push For DRM Just ‘Cause She Likes It. For more positive news, see Jim Baen’s Universe Goes Naked–eMagazine to Launch Without Copy Protection, a press release.