How To Copy Protect
eBooks That Remain Secure?
A commonly asked question is "how can I protect my eBook
from unauthorized use?". Of course the problem is obvious
as no author is happy about spending their time and talents
on writing, whether it's fiction or for a tutorial, if it
can be copied and redistributed as someone else's work or
simply thrown into a share network. Authors need to protect
their livelihood and yes, there are many options for protecting
The prime concern in all cases is being able to withhold the
contents of the eBook until it is purchased, so the simplest
form of eBook protection can be ensuring that there are no
public links available (no direct links) to download the complete
eBook, and until such time as a user pays for the rights to
use the eBook, then they are only shown a preview or excerpt.
Upon receipt of payment the author can send a download link,
and here it is most recommended to use an expiring link, one
that is only good for a short period or invalidates itself
after a download has been logged. There are many scripts available
for this type of download management and some eBook stores
that will accept your listing may provide their ready made
download protection. A simpler solution may be to deliver
the eBook by email.
Copy Protect eBooks Or Not?
Most users prefer to to be able to read offline and of course
are happier if there is no protection applied to the eBook.
For them the ideal is an eBook that can be read on as many
of their gadgets as possible. Unfortunately, for the author
this is bad news because while catering to please the masses
to maximize their sales, they are in fact shooting themselves
in the foot. The few sales that they might lose to whiners
can never justify the huge losses incurred by enabling their
eBook to be shared and used without their authorization (payment).
Yes, there is a lot of flack to be seen in blogs and online
forums about the woes of DRM and copy protection, but be reminded
that the loud outbursts of a few might be annoying but they
do not speak for everyone, and if even they did, who's to
say whether you should be working for free or not? Because
if you don't protect your eBooks that's what will happen.
Protecting eBooks For Online Or Offline Use?
Copy protecting eBooks for offline use is fraught with problems,
because to apply protection and user rights policies on the
user's computer exposes everything. Sure, there are solutions
that provide such protection but these are the ones that you
can read about online by performing a web search on "remove
DRM from eBook". The purpose of this discussion is to
recommend the most secure copy protection solutions for eBooks,
and as an author who would prefer to starve than feed a thief,
let's stay on track and refrain from flattering solutions
that are fraught with holes.
By ensuring that a copy protected eBook is read online you
not only have the means of increasing the security of your
eBook exponentially, but you also have the option of maintaining
total control over who can access your eBook and for how long.
Imagine having sold a subscription to a series of eBooks or
tutoials only to find that the credit card used was stolen
or that their check bounced. Normally there would be nothing
that you can do about it except grieve. But with ArtistScope
DRM applied to those eBooks using an online management
system, you can kill that user's access to the eBook or even
take tat eBook out of circulation with immediate effect. And
it doesn't matter if the eBook has already been downloaded
to their computer, because without online approval to open
that eBook it is dead and useless to them.
A Suitable eBook File Format To Protect
As mentioned earlier, to provide proper copy protection for
eBooks, we need to consider a solution that can be controlled
remotely from a DRM server. So a proprietary reader is needed,
thus eliminating a multitude of e-readers and gadgets that
are only good for reading freebies. Being good for freebies
makes them popular so a lot of gadgets get sold. But we don't
sell gadgets, nor do we have shares in any iGadget manufacturing
plants. We are authors and struggling to protect our livelihood
by ensuring that we get paid for the work that we perform.
Of all the eBook formats that utilize DRM (document rights
management), which is what we need to prevent unauthorized
distribution, none are as solid as the solution provided by
CopySafe PDF and on top of unexploitable rights management
you also have the most secure copy protection of the eBooks
contents while it is open. Copysafe
PDF will copy protect eBooks from all copy and save
including PrintScreen and screen capture.
A Service to Copy Protect eBooks
DRM solutions for eBooks and documents can be expensive to
purchase and expensive to maintain as most require a dedicated
server. There are companies who specialize in fleecing authors
and corporations wishing to protect their documents, and how
they get away with it is boggling, especially when considering
that they are all borrowing some one else's intellectual property
to peddle as their own.
ArtistScope has been the leading developer of copy protection
solutions since they invented it back in 1998 and their own
brand of DRM introduced total
control management for documents rights. ArtistScope
was the pioneer of copy protection and is the longest surviving
member of the copy protection industry. They have survived
because they continue to provide the best solutions and maintain
that they are easy to use and affordable.
ArtistScope's solution for the copy protection of eBooks,
also with the option of applying DRM to prevent unauthorized
use, can be purchased for only $295 and less. "Less"
is because new authors can be eligible for sponsorship in
which case they can use all of the necessary tools for free.
CopySafe eBook Store
ArtistScope copy protect eBooks with DRM (user access control)
for free to all licensed users of CopySafe
PDF. The CopySafe eBook Store has been specially designed
to include all of the functions and tools needed for the creation,
conversion and promotion of protected eBooks, including online
sales and delivery for purchases made by credit card.
The publishing service provided by the CopySafe
eBook Store has it all covered!
- Upload PDF and convert to copy protected document
- Extend document protection to prevent unauthorized use
- Free listing in the CopySafe eBook Store shopping cart
- Online tools for managing document rights and downloads
- Online book cover designer to create promotional cover
- Online sales using credit cards and user tracking
- Totally free of any commissions or royalty
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