Crowdfunding site pays authors to release DRM-free e-books

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E-books may have opened up a whole new medium for enjoying the world's literature, but the DRM – digital rights management – technologies they're often coupled with have also imposed new restrictions on the way that literature is shared. Enter, a new site from New Jersey-based Gluejar that uses crowdfunding to pay authors to “free” their work as e-books published under a Creative Commons license. It's up to rights holders to start an campaign for an already-published book they own the rights to, including setting the amount required and a deadline by which time that needs to happen.…

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