Audio publishers plan to remove DRM

<p>Following the lead of Random House Audio&mdash;which removed Digital Rights Management software from most of its audiobooks last year&mdash;major audiobooks publishers are either removing DRM restrictions from their audiobook titles or making plans to do so in the near future , reports Publishers Weekly.</p><p>Audiobook publishers contacted by PW downplayed the influence of Apple on their DRM decisions and pointed instead to Random House Audio, which has removed DRM from the thousands of titles in its catalogue. While they were quick to note that individual authors can choose to retain DRM on their titles, the publishers contacted by PW were testing DRM-free titles and looking to release many more into the marketplace.<br /><br /></p>