Tuesday, February 16, 2010

News: February 16

Apple to wrap digital books in FairPlay copy protection
Apple will be dusting off [FairPlay] for books, according to sources in the publishing industry.
...the majority of publishers are expected to embrace FairPlay, along with other copy protection software such as Adobe's Content Server 4, as a means to squelch incipient book piracy as the e-book market begins to take off.
Source: Los Angeles Times

iPad deals with publishers face hurdles
Apple’s practice of sharing with its partners little consumer data beyond sales volume is a problem. “Is it a dealbreaker? It’s pretty damn close,” said one senior media executive of a US metropolitan daily newspaper.
Source: Financial Times.com

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