ePub standards body proposes new 'lightweight' DRM for ebook platform interoperability →

This is an interesting attempt at fashioning a compromise that gives publishers their DRM teddy bear to hug while trying to address most of the ways DRM could get in the way of non-swashbuckling users. (Although a DRM model that doesn’t suck might be something that anti-DRM activists hate more than DRM that does suck.)

My solution to this for my short story collection ebook, though, was—as the Verge’s Bryan Bishop suggests would be the best response for publishers worried about Amazon’s market dominance in ebooks—to go DRM-free.