Are Discoverability and DRM Mortal Enemies?October 5, 2012 By Brian Howard
At the Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo, an expert panel debated this very question. Moderated by the inimitable Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, Peter McCarthy (Director of McCarthy Digital), Patricia Payton (Senior Director, Publisher Relations & Content Development at Bowker) and Brian O'Leary (Principal at Magellan Media Partners) discussed these very issues.
Will DRM exist? Are we moving from an ownership world to an access world where intellectual property is concerned? How will libraries' role in discoverability evolve as ebooks become more prevalent? Does DRM stop piracy? Is DRM-protected content less valuable to a publisher?
These questions and more are discussed in "Discoverability Vs. DRM," a webinar that is available on-demand now. (Registration required.)