Science fiction publisher Tor, an imprint of Macmillan USA, is making its entire ebook list free of digital rights management (DRM) as of July this year, along with sister imprints Forge, Orb and Starscape.The article in Forbes claims that the time is overdue to remove DRM because DRM is "a meagre fig leaf of protection against piracy because anyone who really wants to copy a book will find that circumvention is trivially easy." (Course, that "anyone" doesn't include me since I can have trouble turning on my iPad, let alone messing with the inner workings of an eBook or digital device.)
There have been times that I've downloaded and read a book on my iPad that I know my husband would like. But I don't even know how to share it to his iPad.
What do you think of removing DRM from eBooks?