Tor UK goes DRM-Free

In a move that mirrors its sister company of Tor Books in New York, Tor UK, an imprint of Pan Macmillan, has removed Digital Rights Management from all of its digital book downloads. From now on, any Tor book can be downloaded by the buyer as many times as they wish on any different number of e-readers.

Publisher Jeremy Trevathan said that “We understand that DRM can make your ebooks less easy to read. It also makes building and maintaining your digital library more complicated. For these reasons, we are committed to remaining DRM-free.”

“We believe that making our Tor ebooks DRM-free is the best for our readers, allowing you to use legitimately purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving your library from one e-reader to another,” Trevathan also stated.

This move has been called a game changer by some writers and bloggers and is a big step forward in allowing customers to buy once and keep the book forever, just as with a print book. This will go a long way towards keeping patrons of e-books happy in my opinion.

Source: Tor UK
Reporter: Leo Johnson

 

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