Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(email me for 10%
Don't Know Much About History
Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
The Story of Peanut Press (aka palm digital media aka ereader)
Fair Content Access for All: Technology Is Great Enabler of Digital Rights Management
The landscape of DRM is vast and the view changes radically based on one’s particular perspective. DRM covers such pivotal issues as buying and owning digital content (including music, movies, and ebooks), the evolving array of standards, copyright protection, user permission to print or share content, and how rights are communicated from the creator through the distributor to the customer.
At a recent Seybold Conference in San Francisco, executives from the media industries flocked to sessions that focused on content management and DRM. As one participant, and attendee, my views are not as a technology expert or authority on standards but come from the business point of view and how eReader.com has plotted its course through the DRM landscape.
DRM is not an obstacle but the proliferating standards and myriad approaches to implementing DRM are obstacles, especially for the consumer. There are far too many rules, standards and processes that still favor the technically adept user. Customers who unsuccessfully try to download an ebook or are confused by complicated, convoluted installation routines often don’t return for a second try. The technology must be friendlier at every step along the way. We are constantly innovating to improve the customer experience and simplify the process while respecting the copyright owners.
Publisher, agent and author reservation or non-participation in the digital world is the other major obstacle. By preventing access to bestselling content, publishers are actually fostering the illegal sharing they fear. Customers of eReader.com are always requesting titles by J.K. Rowling, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, and others which remain, by their choice, “not available in ebook form”.
While the technologists seek to create new and better DRM mousetraps and schemes to define rights languages and permissions someone, somewhere needs to interrupt with an important message. Keep the customer in mind! Even the best designed DRM technology, rights expression language, or the most finely crafted standards will fail if the customer experience of the content is disregarded. Technology must be the enabler, guiding all the explorers—publisher, etailer and customer in the journey—the quest for content and enjoyment of that content in all digital forms.
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