→ Publisher Tries to Work Against DRM-free Books

Science fiction author Cory Doctorow reports on a leaked letter sent to some authors, saying that book publisher Hachette UK has “acquired exclusive publication rights in our territories from you in good faith,” but warns that in other territories, Tor’s no-DRM policy “will make it difficult for the rights granted to us to be properly protected.” Hachette suggests to the authors in question that they should force Tor to re-introduce DRM on those particular titles.

Book Publishers are one of those middlemen that I am not going to miss when the changing landscape forces them out of the distribution chain.