The April 8, 2011, issue of The Washington Post includes Rob Pegoraro’s Fast Forward column on the virtues of DRM-free books.
The e-book business seems determined to repeat the early mistakes of the music industry with “digital rights management” restrictions. . . . All those limits and lock-ins make an e-book with DRM a dubious deal. Why would I want to pay almost as much as for a paper book â€” in some cases more â€” and then have my purchase constrain its usefulness and therefore cut its value?