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What is DRM?

DRM or Digital Rights Management is the industry standard for file security on eBooks. DRM is intended to control the use of digital content after the product is sold. When a file with DRM is downloaded the user can not make copies or distribute the file beyond their device.

There is some controversy surrounding the use of DRM because many authors report lower sales with DRM enabled. Many readers prefer to by non-DRM books because they can open their eBook files on multiple devices (their iPad, Smartphone and Nook for example). DRM can prohibit readers from using their files on multiple devices.

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