This week I came across a comic about why DRM doesn’t work. It outlines the step involved in downloading an Audiobook from a public library. The author had to perform 17 steps before getting frustrated and opting to illegally download the book. This is similar to another image about pirating DVD’s.

Both of these bring up interesting things to think about, including how the public perceives us.

What can our libraries do to make DRM less painful for the public who uses our services, especially when we aren’t the ones who design the interface?

Something to think about during Teen Tech Week.

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About Jami Schwarzwalder

Currently a teen librarian with the Pierce County Library System in Tacoma, WA.She is passionate about technology, making, and learning. See what I'm up to at

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