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.
The solution is minimally intrusive for the end-user, who doesn’t need to create a third party account and may even share his ebooks with his family or close friends. Rights-owners can still efficiently protect their content against over-sharing.
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 lending library friendly: Readium LCP allows for loan extension and advanced return of a loaned ebook.
- 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)
Lettres Numériques, 17 mars 2017, « La Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles fait figure de pionnière pour l’adoption de Readium LCP en bibliothèque » (read)
Actualitté, 9 mars 2017, “Prêt numérique : TEA distribuera les ebooks de Hachette avec DRM LCP” (read)
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)