Riding the Second Wave of E-Book Publishing: A Q&A with Springer Science President of eProduct Management and Innovation Olaf Ernst
Extra: What approach has Springer taken with digital rights management (DRM)?
Ernst: From the very beginning, Springer decided to take an extremely liberal approach to DRM with its e-books. That’s why Springer can be considered a pioneer among e-book publishers. Once a university purchases an e-book from Springer, multiple students and researchers can simultaneously access the e-book. This unlimited, simultaneous access differs from some publishers who have adopted a “one user per e-book” policy, similar to checking out a physical book.