Publishers Phase Out Piracy Protection on Audio Books – New York Times

Publishers Phase Out Piracy Protection on Audio Books
By BRAD STONE
Published: March 3, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the largest book publishers in the world are stripping away the anticopying software on digital downloads of audio books.

The trend will allow consumers who download audio books to freely transfer these digital files between devices like their computers, iPods and cellphones — and conceivably share them with others. Dropping copying restrictions could also allow a variety of online retailers to start to sell audio book downloads.

The publishers hope this openness could spark renewed growth in the audio book business, which generated $923 million in sales last year, according to the Audio Publishers Association.

Publishers Phase Out Piracy Protection on Audio Books – New York Times

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