Publisher 2000AD removes all DRM

Publisher 2000AD removes all DRM

Graphic novel and comic publisher 2000AD is making all of its titles available DRM-free.

Readers will be given access to DRM-free copies of books and comics by 2000AD, even if bought through stores such as the iOS and Android app. A new ID system will link together all purchases, meaning that a title can be bought on one system, but will be made available on other systems. 2000AD said it planned to expand this to Amazon Kindle and Windows apps in future.

The access will apply retroactively, so any title that a reader has previously purchased will become available.

Michael Molcher, PR co-ordinator at 2000AD said that the publisher "trusted" its readers. He said: "2000 AD’s webshop has been an industry leader, being DRM-free from its very creation in 2005, but our apps for iOS and Android were not. By tying them all together under one log-in, readers can now enjoy their issues and graphic novels on any kind of device. We’ve always trusted our readers and making our comics more accessible means they are able to access them more easily and have a more enjoyable reading experience.”