At the heart of a lot of piracy debates lies DRM, or digital rights management, a restrictive technology used by media publishers to limit the access of content to only those who have legally obtained it. Unsurprisingly, it's an extremely unpopular practice, among not only pirates but also those who pay for content. Fortunately, Tom Doherty Associates have announced that its two big sci-fi and fantasy brands, Tor and Forge, will stop using all DRM on their ebooks in July of this year.
Not only will this make buying ebooks and transferring them around your various devices a lot easier, but it will also give them a wider availability, as there are plenty of independent ebook dealers out their who deal exclusively in DRM-free titles. Hats off to Macmillan for putting the consumer first.