Next month, Apple will launch its iBook store to sell titles for the new iPad, and many of the books are expected to come with a set of digital locks in order to prevent piracy according to LATimes.
Some of you might remember the FairPlay locks that Apple implemented, to limit the number of times a digital good can be copied onto different devices. Although Apple removed FairPlay for music about an year ago, the upcoming iBook store will not be
The majority of publishers are expected to embrace FairPlay, along with other copy protection software such as Adobe’s Content Server 4, but its expected that some publishers, including O’Reilly Media, will opt against FairPlay.
I say we all go old school starting March, and use those old paperback books, our parents used to use. They can’t put digital in analog…