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DRM-Free

22 Feb 2017 / Justin

Trendy restaurants love selling “farm-to-table” food. Ugly Sapling, a trendy publisher, is all about “press-to-shelf” media (or “laptop-to-eReader”). As such, we produce 100% original, DRM-free, and ethically-sourced fiction. We’re better for your mind than free-range eggs or grass-fed beef. But what does “DRM-free” mean?

 

 

DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It’s a policy that gives publishers the right to restrict digital modifications to the work they produce. This policy has many ramifications with no benefit to the reader and nominal benefits to the publisher–other than access control and unsubstantiated protection of intellectual property. As such, DRM can restrict certain technologies from accessing the published content. For instance, many DRM-protected works prohibit screen-readers from accessing the text of an eBook, so the information becomes inaccessible to people with visual disabilities. Since Ugly Sapling believes that information should be accessible to all, we publish our work DRM-free.

 

DRM-Free