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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Editorial Intangible11 March, 2011

    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?

    1. Nate the great11 March, 2011

      Excellent Idea! I’ll go suggest it to Nina.

  2. elmonica11 March, 2011

    First thing that logo reminded me of was this:

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