Due to reduction in piracy and illegal trading of content
Reduce exposure to file sharing
Customers who are turned away by the restrictions placed on DRM
DRM Server, Server down means inaccessible content, Maintained indefinitely
Rent another DRM platform
Can a user print his book? For example: Can a student print the textbook she purchased?
Can users transfer ownership rights? Ex: If John bought Pearls, is he allowed to transfer the ownership of the book to his coworker Sally?
Can the eBook be duplicated? Ex: If a professor buys an eBook can he distribute multiple copies to students?
Difficult to transfer
Forced to use applications and update them
DRM provider going out of business means books disappear forever
Requires internet connection