I just heard that Packt Publishing is running a Day against DRM – campaign. For a very limited time, 6th of May, all their DRM-free content for 10$ a piece. That’s over 2000 books and videos. As a developer and consumer of eBooks, I think it is important that the content we purchase is not limited to a given device for example. Authors of the said content deserve to be paid for the hard work they did and the consumers deserve to be able to read and use the content in a way that does not limit their options.
From their press release:
Packt Publishing firmly believes that you should be able to read and interact with your content when you want, where you want, and how you want – to that end they have been advocates of DRM-free content since their very first eBook was published back in 2004.
“Our top priority at Packt has always been to meet the evolving needs of developers in the most practical way possible, while at the same time protecting the hard work of our authors. DRM-free content continues to be instrumental in making that happen, providing the flexibility and freedom that is essential for an efficient and enhanced learning experience. That’s why we’ve been DRM-free from the beginning – we’ll never put limits on the innovation of our users.”
– Dave Maclean, Managing Director