Why DRM doesn’t work – web comic style

When multiple forwards appeared in my email inbox, it was clear that Brad Colbow had hit a common sore spot with his web comic detailing the step-by-step “How to Download an Audiobook From the Cleveland Public Library.” Take a look and see what you think here: http://www.bradcolbow.com/archive.php/?p=205

Does this represent your library patrons’ experience? Or your own? You owe it to yourself to read the LONG list of comments!



About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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