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Apple DRM to Return with iBook Store

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Apple DRM to Return with iBook Store

We digital consumers are finally able to use our purchased music in whatever way we want, as DRM (digital rights management) copy-protection in MP3 tracks have all but disappeared in every major online store. Even Apple took off its hat as the kind of DRM to make iTunes more accessible to everyone. However, with the digital book era there comes a whole new set of paranoid copyright concerns, and Apple's pending iBook Store will not offer the freedom that its music platform does.

The Kindle, regarded as the top e-book reader to date, employs its own set of copy protections to ensure that content is not spread around too religiously. Apple will be no exception. It is going to use its FairPlay technology, used to protect video and other content on iTunes, to restrict access to the books that consumers buy from the iBook Store.

Apple announced the new digital marketplace with the introduction of the iPad, Apple's first mobile tablet. The reception of the USB-less, non-multitasking device has been mixed. The restrictions on one of its top features, the ability to display e-books in a convenient format, only dampens hopes for the iPad.

The news comes from reports circulating among some of the book publishers lined up for the iBook Store launch. More details are sure to come as the iPad and iBook debuts approach.

 

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Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.

 

 

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