Waterstones customers lose out from DRM

ORG responds to Waterstone’s decision to close their ebooks store.

Jim Killock, Executive Director of the Open Rights Group said:

“This shows how vulnerable customers are when their digital content is locked up by so-called ‘Digital Rights Management’. Some people will lose their ebooks. Nobody can choose to move their content from one device to another without the book stores’ permission.

“Without DRM, customers would have choice and be protected, as they are with music downloads today.

“DRM is locking up the market for Amazon, Apple and Kobo. This is bad news for authors and their readers.”

More info: 

https://www.waterstones.com/help/ebooks-&-mp3-audio-downloads/12

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/36360531 

http://www.teleread.com/kobo-takes-uk-waterstones-ebook-store/