Join the protest against DRM

If you've been using ebooks for any length of time then you've probably encountered DRM.

DRM is why you can't convert an Epub ebook so you can read it on the Kindle. DRM is why you don't actually own the ebooks you bought. DRM can restricts your access to movies, music, literature and software, indeed all forms of digital data. It is simply a prison in which users can be put to deprive them of the rights that the law would otherwise allow them.

Naturally, a lot of us aren't happy about that.

The recent HarperCollins decision to restrict library ebooks has given new strength to the anti-DRM movement, and it inspired Nina Paley to draw these icons. They're CC licensed, so feel free to use them wherever. You can find several other versions at

About Nate Hoffelder (11470 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on Join the protest against DRM

  1. Why there is not a logo for publishers? We should pick it up, because as small publishing house we beleieve drm is unfair with readers. Shoud you think about to create a new logo for publishers?

  2. First thing that logo reminded me of was this:

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