ComiXology, the leading digital comic book store announced their plans to provide ability to Backup comics to their users in the form of PDF or CBZ. DRM or Digital Rights Management is a technology developed to prevent fraudulent copying of copyright protected data. And use of DRM is one of the most debated topic in the tech sphere, due to inconvenience it causes even to genuine buyers. Although users will be able backup only those comics which are from their partner publishers in the programme.
Top Shelf, Image, Dynamite, Thrillbent, and Zenescope were among the first publishers to join the programme. Big Publishers like Marvel and DC comics have still not joined the programme thus making the function little less useful to many users as Marvel and DC comics holds the majority of share in Comic purchases. This announcement was made by ComiXology’s co-founders David Steinberger and John D at the San Diego Comic-Con.
[ads]ComiXology was founded in 2007 by David Steinberger, John D. Roberts, and Peter Jaffe. It was acquired by amazon.com in April 2014 and have been in many controversy including one with Apple Inc. on not giving 30% of their revenue through in-app purchases. This move is considered as part of strategy to improve the sales, which had fallen after amazon removed the option of in-app purchase from their iOS app, which was the source of majority of revenue.
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