E-book piracy is nothing new. Many folks have stolen e-books and shared them with others. Book publishers have tried various tactics to combat piracy. Digimarc Guardian Watermarking is designed to help publishers combat piracy. It embeds traceable digital watermarks into e-books, so authors and publishers can track when their content is appearing online and what the source of the leak is. HarperCollins Publishers and LibreDigital have decided to adopt this solution.
Part of the value publishers provide is protecting the livelihoods of our authors and ensuring that they’re being properly compensated for their work. Digimarc Guardian Watermarks help us identify and stop potential e-book leaks in our digital supply chain that result in piracy. This technology, alongside the monitoring and takedown service, helps us better protect our authors’ content.
explained Chantal Restivo-Alessi, Chief Digital Officer at HarperCollins Publishers. The solution supports PDF, EPUB, and MOBI file formats. The idea certainly sounds interesting. You can be sure that more publishers will try a solution like this to stop e-book pirates.[Source]