DRM is a form of protection for eBooks that ties a purchased book to a specific user account. By doing so, only the purchaser of the eBook will be able to read the eBook. If the DRM protected eBook were to be shared with someone else, they would not be able to access or read the eBook due to the DRM protection. Depending on the DRM settings, other features include time restrictions (library lending) and printing and copying restrictions. DRM-FREE means “without digital rights management“. DRM-FREE digital assets can be purchased and downloaded online and are currently offered by many vendors.
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