In Defense of eBook DRM

I rashly volunteered to take part in a ‘ Point – Counterpoint’ on digital book DRM, over on ToC. Peter Brantley got to argue the popular side (especially on an O’Reilly blog) – i.e. DRM is “Bad, bad, bad”. Peter and I may not see eye to eye on this issue, but I have tremendous respect for him, and think this is a critically important dialog for our industry to have. Hopefully advancing that dialog will be worth all the slamming I’m about to receive for daring to argue the upside of eBook DRM.