- Posted by Johanna on July 28, 2014 at 4:07 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Matthew Bogart has posted a great summary of why it’s a good thing that ComiXology added DRM-free functionality. He called it “ComiXology isn’t going anywhere yet DRM free downloads are great anyway”, and it’s posted at Medium.
He sets up two categories. The first, “ComiXology doesn’t have to go out of business for your comics to go away”, talks about why titles become unavailable, either through publisher or distributor choices, or because someone’s using an unpopular technology. I didn’t realize, for example, that ComiXology 1) had a Windows 8 app and 2) didn’t support it any more.
The second category is more wide-ranging, listing “other reasons to download books besides safeguarding for the future.” These mostly fall in the categories of “organization” and “choice” (of apps, devices, and sharing), both things I support.