Morning Roundup: DRM in the real world, UK university launches degree in self-publishing
February 6, 2014 | 8:50 am
By Joanna Cabot
What Happens with Digital Rights Management in the Real World? (The Guardian)
I’ve been writing about “digital rights management” (DRM) for years in this column, but here I am, about to write about it again. That’s because DRM – sometimes called “copy protection software” or “digital restrictions management” – is one of the most salient, and least understood, facts about technology in the contemporary world.
British University Launches MA Program for Self-Publishing (GalleyCat)
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has introduced a new MA program in self-publishing, the first of its kind in the U.K.
Crowd-Funded Children’s Book Works to Introduce Girls to Coding (GoodeReader)
Linda Liukas established a Kickstarter campaign to write an important children’s book, but went so far past her original goal that her project has now grown to include a mobile app of the book, as well as an accompanying parents’ guide.
Why Indies Don’t Have to Compete with Big Publishers (Indie Reader)
There is a comparison to be made between the growth of the publishing industry and the growth of Apple during its famous expansion from iPods to iPhones and iPads.
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