“Day against DRM”: pragmatic programmer books are always DRM free

Tags: book, django

Today, 4 May, is day against DRM.

The publisher I’m writing my Django book for, the pragmatic bookshelf, is fully DRM free. Lovely. You get your books in a number of formats (I use epub and pdf) without any restriction. Well, they generate the book with your name tucked away somewhere in the header so you cannot post it on some FTP site and get away with it :-)

A nice feature they added a couple of months ago: dropbox integration. Any book you buy is automatically added to your dropbox account! No need to keep things in sync yourself.

So... I don’t need to worry that my eBook purchases disappear into some DRM-locked no-longer-supported device. Make sure your books are DRM free, too!

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