Apple will be using its FairPlay rights management technologies for books in the iBookstore, leaving the industry ‘standard’ pushed by Adobe out in the cold. Hardly surprising!

FairPlay works well, but given that the music industry let go of DRM in order to grow after many years of procrastinating, I can only wonder why book publishers have not learnt anything about the futility of DRM implementation in its current form. And that includes FairPlay.