New York Public Library to offer audio books with Microsoft’s DRM

The New York Public Library system is offering 700 electronic audio books through digital downloading beginning this week.  This is the first time the NYPL has offered audio books using MIcrosoft’s copy protection scheme.  The books can be downloaded to computers and portable music players that support the MS DRM, which excludes the iPod which can’t play these books.  The copy protection scheme allows reading the books for 21 days on computers before timing out and becoming unusable.  The same files will work indefinitely on portable music players.

UPDATE: changed from ebooks to audio books as it should be.  Thanks Marc!

(via Yahoo News)

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