Our guide to DRM (Digital Rights Management) and ebook piracy monitoring services provides a list of tools for protecting digital content.
Digital Rights Management
Adobe Content Server (ACS)
Adobe® Content Server 4 software is a robust server solution that digitally protects PDF and reflowable EPUB eBooks for Adobe Digital Editions software and supported mobile devices, including the E Ink, smartphones, and tablet devices. Easy to integrate into existing systems using industry-standard technologies, Content Server 4 allows you to host and manage eBooks on your existing infrastructure.
ACS DRM is used by the Nook, Kobo and Sony eReaders.
Cyberwolf eBook Download Service
The CyberWolf Download Service™ (CDS) allows you to sell DRM protected ebooks and digital content directly from your own ecommerce site. Your digital products are setup and maintained through our easy to use web-based interface.
The CDS uses Adobe® Content Server (ACS) technology to package either PDF or ePub files with DRM protections. Emerging as the standard for DRM protection in the publishing industry, ACS DRM is also supported by Barnes & Noble, Google Editions, and Simon & Schuster, among other industry players. CDS also offers publishers the option to use social watermarking in addition to or in lieu of the Adobe DRM.
EditionGuard offers smaller retailers VIP access to the eBook market. With this service publishers have access to a cost-effective and easy-to-use DRM system that can be easily integrated directly into their sales platform.
EditionGuard is a secure and robust eBook DRM (digital rights management) service, built on the industry standard Adobe Content Server, the same technology used by giants such as Google, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.
BooXstream Social Watermarks for eBooks
“With BooXtream®, every digital file sold is unique using advanced watermarking and personalization features….A BooXtream® protected file, when found on the internet or on a digital memory device, is linked to the customer that bought and downloaded it. Because customers know the files can contain their name or customer number, the risk of illegal distribution is very low. And because no ‘real’ DRM is used, the customer can play or read the information on every device he or she owns.”
Piracy Monitoring Services
Digimarc Guardian is the leading solution to protect publishers and authors from book piracy losses by cost effectively and globally disrupting the distribution of pirated content. Digimarc Guardian is an end-to-end service that discovers and validates pirated content on cyberlockers, peer to peer networks and other offending sites. Digimarc Guardian then initiates and manages an integrated takedown process; achieving a greater than 95% success rate at removing pirated content from distribution.
Clients include Harvard Business Publishing, MACMILLIAN, Pearson, Pottermore, Oxford University Press, Random House
DMCA Force offers a wide range of anti-piracy services. These include internet monitoring, take down notices and digital fingerprint implementations. They offer a free evaluation service that monitors piracy activity for seven days.
Mark Monitor, part of Thomson Reuters
Their anti-piracy technology offers a complete solution for monitoring, detecting and responding to piracy and related promotional activities. Used by 50% of the Fortune 100 companies.
muso.com is an end-to-end solution for empowering your rights online, 24/7. Analysing millions of pages across the Internet for your content. Removes illegal files and listings, often in real time, from P2P torrent sites, cyberlockers, video streaming sites, illegal pay sites, search engines and retail destinations like eBay and Amazon.
Muso is favored by smaller publishers and pricing starts at about $20 per month per campaign (title).