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Mini-Quiz: eBook Digital Rights Management

by Ron Kurtus (23 August 2011)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What may be required to access a protected PDF ebook?

A quick phone call to Adobe for permission

PDF ebooks have no DRM protection

Entering a password

2. Why are best-selling ebooks usually protected?

Pirated versions may be easily found

Protection increases curiosity about the book

To increase the price

3. Why are publishers moving away from DRM?

The cost to add DRM is prohibitive

Many have never heard of DRM

Customers don't like it and may not buy the ebook

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Self-Publishing. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Protect yourself, but not too much


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

Digital rights management - Wikipedia

eBooks and Digital Rights Management (DRM), for ePublishers - TinHat.com commentary

The end in sight for ebook DRM? - From FutureBook

Inhibiting "Sharing" of eBooks - Opinions of subject from SpeakerNetNews

Publishing Resources

Books

Top-rated books on Self-Publishing


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Mini-Quiz: eBook Digital Rights Management




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