Answered By: Stephen Spohn
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2015     Views: 26

Most eBooks contain some kind of DRM (digital rights management) that requires the use of special software that restricts use.  Adobe is a very common supplier of DRM tools for eBook providers.  Given the recent press about Adobe and privacy, it is important that libraries and their communities understand the realities of online privacy and DRM.  The article below from The Digital Shift, does an excellent job:

http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2014/10/ebooks/librarians-experts-respond-adobe-spying-accusations/