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[5 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]

LockLizard Limited, a Scotland-based Digital Rights Management (DRM) company, provides various high-quality PDF security software that uses DRM and encryption for information protection. A brief description on LockLizard products is included here.

Ebooks, General News »

[29 Sep 2008 | One Comment | ]

An up-and-coming company, Flat World Knowledge plans to go live in January 2009, offering an alternative way for students to purchase their textbooks (in mostly digital form). Online versions will be free, PDF versions will be cheap, and print on demand versions will be modestly priced. You’ll be able to view these on devices such as Amazon’s Kindle, Sony’s e-Book reader, and so on.
All of the electronic versions will be DRM-free, meaning that even though it is not legal to copy for friends, it is possible (and quite easily so). …

Ebooks »

[9 Sep 2008 | No Comment | ]

I’ve had a (long) long-time interest in ebooks — back in 2000, I even devised a device called the Paper-Simulator 3000 (almost patent pending) — its main aim was to provide a method by which paper-book-addicts could migrate across to ebook reading. 
Complete with a strap on leather binder, dried-ink odour dispenser, and a motorised random paper-cut module it really was quite an ‘idea-of-the-day’.
But 8 years later, it seems it’s just not required… people are just (generally) happy to read ebooks — and are becoming more so. And not just on …

Adobe Reader, Ebooks, Free, General News »

[17 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

As a follow on from my previous post, for those interested in PDF-based eBooks, I should draw your attention to the free books site Planet eBook — a site I co-founded with Planet PDF.
Whilst it’s now dedicated to to publishing a variety of classics — as unlocked free ebooks (and if requested, will hunt one down and perform the conversion for you) — at the time, it was dedicated to “hot off the press” news related to eBooks, which was front and center circa 2000.
One of the more interesting …

Ebooks, General News »

[17 Aug 2008 | One Comment | ]

I’d presume that most of you will have heard of Project Gutenberg, it’s the non-profit organization started by Michael S. Hart, with a mission:
“To encourage the creation and distribution of ebooks in as many formats as possible for the entire world to read in as many languages as possible.”
Only public domain books are added, and there’s a few restrictions based on re-use of a Gutenberg title, with the brand intact, although if the Gutenberg reference is removed, a reader is free to do what they will with it — fancy …

General News, PDF Creation, PDF Reader »

[20 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

Drumlin Security have announced an update to Drumlin PDF Reader/Publisher and associated digital rights management (DRM) service. Updates include Apple Mac support, Multi-language operation, Secure watermarking and a range of new Licensing options.