100 French Publishers Say No To DRM

According to the blog Aldus – depuis 2006, over 100 French publishers have stopped using DRM. In fact, some never even started using it.These publishers account for over 21 thousand titles currently available as ebooks; that’s nearly half of all French ebooks.

The reason you can find this many DRM-free French publishers is that in France, they are much more likely to use watermarks and other “social” DRM than to encumber their ebooks with Adobe or Kindle DRM.

It’s a pity the same is not true in the US.

via Aldus – depuis 2006