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Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Entertainment |

Image becomes the first major comics publisher to offer its DRM

Image becomes the first major comics publisher to offer its DRM

(C) Image

Online stores and ComiXology have always had a problem: not allow you to download the magazine because I really bought it, but the license arrendaste to see a comic hosted on a third party’s computer. You know, the commands because … uhh … piracy!

This will change today in part because Image Comics announced it will be the first major U.S. publisher to sell its digital DRM, which means that both can be downloaded from any browser on your website or from your mobile application, and even you can choose the format: PDF, ePub, CBR or CBZ.

“I believe that only hurts the poor entertainment,” said writer and CEO of Image, Eric Stephenson. “There is a strong correlation that evil works are pirated not much, while successful are pirated. Although many people have downloaded it illegally, if you throw a good comic will probably enjoy it and end up buying the book.

“Obviously we do not want to download a comic who share it with hundreds of your friends, but this argument has been around since the seventies told in music recording cassette that would kill the music industry and nothing happened. And I do not go now, “says Stephenson.

Link: For the First Time, You Can Actually Own the Digital Comics You Buy (Wired)

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