Digital Rights Management Lite: Freeing ebooks from Reader Devices and Software.
Some in the industry are calling for ebooks to be distributed without DRM, but others are concerned that the removal of DRM will lead to ebook anarchy.
This paper proposes a solution that allows ebooks to be sold as portable documents that can be used on any device without technical restriction. The paper proposes a novel solution that the author calls DRM Lite, consisting of a visible digital watermark the contains the consumer's name, email and other personal information, as well as publishing information, as a means of preventing the redistribution of an ebook.
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