What is Readium LCP ?
Readium LCP (for Licensed Content Protection) is a new passphrase-based rights management solution, with support for different business models, including library lending . This is a simple but reliable solution for distributing protected content, based on rock solid encryption algorithms (AES-256) and classical PKI techniques.
With LCP, rights-owners can efficiently protect their content against over-sharing. However the solution is minimally intrusive for end-users, who don’t need to create a third party account and may even share their ebooks with their family or close friends.
Readium LCP has been launched at the EPUB Summit 2017. It’s now time for every publishing solution to adopt LCP.
Why should I adopt Readium LCP?
- Because it is a vendor-neutral solution: the publishing industry is directly leading the operation of this DRM via EDRLab.
- Because it is interoperable by design; any publishing company can become an LCP license provider, any technical organisation can develop an LCP compliant reading app.
- Because there is no cost per transaction: the only cost for license providers is a cost of certification of their solution.
- Because it is really cost effective: EDRLab is a non-profit organisation and has adopted a simple cost recovery model for Readium LCP.
- Because it is great for library lending: Readium LCP allows for loan extension and advanced return of a loaned ebook.
- Because it is accessible: the EU Accessibility act will require all distributors of digital publications to offer accessible services to their end users by 2022, and DRM is part of such services.
- Because it doesn’t leak personal data: the encryption tool and the license server are deployed by the license provider; no third party will gain access to user data, usage statistics or unencrypted ebook content. This decentralized architecture also brings more robustness to the overall solution.
- Because it is easy to integrate in a reading app, thanks to the open-source software developed by EDRLab, a library that is seamlessly added to the Readium SDK.
- Because it is easy to integrate in publishing solution, thanks to the open-source multi-platform DRM server developed by EDRLab.
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Articles on Readium LCP
Readium LCP set to launch, Bill Rosenblatt, 11 March 2017 (read)
« La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles fait figure de pionnière pour l’adoption de Readium LCP en bibliothèque » (read) (Lettres Numériques, 17 mars 2017)
“Prêt numérique : TEA distribuera les ebooks de Hachette avec DRM LCP” (read) (Actualitté, 9 mars 2017)
“Une DRM ouverte basée sur LCP en passe de devenir un standard” (read) (Actualitté, 12/09/2018)
“Bookeen Diva HD : la liseuse qui permet de partager ses livres sans contrainte” (read) (Les Numériques, 18/11/2019)
“Québec : Biblius, un prêt de livres numériques en bibliothèque scolaire” (read) (Actuallité, 06/12/2019)
フランスの図書館向け電子書籍配信プラットフォーム会社Dilicom、「Readium LCP」対応の配信プラットフォームを稼働予定 (read)