Privacy and Digital Rights Management Policies
How We Collect and Use Information on www.newcitypress.com
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Effective Date: August 24, 2011
New City Press Digital Rights Management Statement
Addressing the demands of an ever changing world, New City Press has started publishing and selling some titles in ebook format directly from our website. This means that New City Press will offer some ebooks directly without the encumbrances and benefits of Digital Rights Management (DRM). New City Press appreciates the concern authors may have regarding illegal copying or piracy of their works, but the decision to offer ebooks direct to our customers is in the long run a reasonable and values-based approach to this market segment.
Here is some of the reasoning for not including DRM:
- 1. Most individuals are honest and are willing to pay for content that they feel has value and adding DRM reduces the intrinsic value of the product because it limits its usefulness to the end user.
- 2. Adding DRM restricts the reader from using the file they rightfully paid for, by not being able to create a personal back up, move it from device to device, or print personal copies for reference or easier reading and note-taking. Teachers, seminar leaders, and retreat masters can more easily project parts of the book for use in their classrooms.
- 3. Including DRM does not make the file immune from being shared illegally, and it could be seen as considering readers as if they are criminals and will illegally distribute the file.
- 4. Products without DRM will never be rendered unusable because a proprietary DRM scheme that is no longer used, the company that created it is no longer around, or the device that reads it is no longer available. There is no universally compatible DRM standard across publishers, booksellers, or devices.
- 5. Without DRM an ebook can be shared and act as an advertisement for the superior print product—allowing it to receive more exposure than it may have had otherwise.
New City Press is committed to this approach on some of it products to start and will monitor as best it can the use of the downloadable digital editions that is publishes. As use of the Internet continues to grow, and multiple forms of media continue to vie for the consumer's time, we agree with other members of the Association of Catholic Publishers who have quoted Tim O'Reilly, founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media who wrote: "Obscurity is a far greater threat to authors and creative artists than piracy."
In summary, by not employing DRM encumbrances on some of our titles we believe the reader can:
- - use the file easily on any number of devices;
- - create a personal back up;
- - move the file easily from device to device;
- - print out personal copies for reference or easier reading and note-taking;
- - (readers who are teachers, seminar leaders, or retreat masters) more easily project parts of the book for use in their presentations;
- - after reading, pass it along to another person just as you would a printed version of a book.