Ebook Encryption: Encrypt Ebooks against Piracy
What is ebook encryption?
Ebook encryption is, quite simply, the process of applying an encryption technology to an ebook. Or in other words encrypting an ebook.
Having said that, it's not quite as simple as it seems. For
one thing, whilst encrypting the ebook may seem a straightforward process you have to consider what is going to decrypt the ebook so that it can actually be read by whatever is the correct reader for the ebook. As a result, ebook encryption is not quite so straightforward.
You could use an well recognized encryption/decryption standard such as OpenPGP as standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF, RFC 2440) but if you do you need to be aware of the fact that you do not have any digital
rights management (DRM) controls as a result of using this type of encryption. The OpenPGP encryption approach is simply used as a means of ensuring that only those authorized are able to decrypt information. It does not impose any controls on what can be done with the ebook once it is decrypted.
So ebook encryption is not a method for controlling the use and distribution of ebooks, although it may be appropriate as a technique for transferring a draft ebook from the author to an editor or proof
reader and back again. You see, encryption protects information from access by anyone who is not authorized, but allows the authorized to do anything they like with the information. Also, it has not concept of controls that note when an ebook is copied, printed or otherwise used.
As a result, ebook encryption is a very valuable tool for a limited number of situations that are themselves critical. Ebook encryption is, however, essential as part of an overall strategy for providing digital rights
management controls. Without ebook encryption preventing recipients from being able to just copy the ebook any number of times and give it to any number of people is not possible.
Download ebook encryption software
Download ebook encryption software to encrypt ebooks published in PDF and HTML formats.
LockLizard DRM software can encrypt ebooks to protect them
against piracy and theft and does not rely on passwords for security. Using US Government strength encryption (AES 256 bit) and digital rights management (DRM) controls to prevent unauthorized use and misuse of your ebooks, you can control who can view your ebooks, what they can do with them (copy, print, etc.) and when they can no longer be viewed (expire).
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