Rebellion, the games developer that owns 2000AD - British comics' finest product – has banished digital rights management (DRM) from Mega-City One.
The company's announced that once punters purchase tales of Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog or Rogue Trooper online, they'll be able to access DRM-free downloadables of their purchases.
The new policy even applies to purchases made before the new regime was implemented.
Buyers will be able to get their hands on DRM-free PDF and CBZ files to read on whatever platform they prefer. The comics are also going cross-platform, as Rebellion has created a new account system with which one can log in on many devices.
The list of supported devices is also about to grow: the post announcing the banishment of DRM says “When future Amazon Kindle and Windows mobile apps are released, purchases made on these platforms will also be available to download through this web interface”.
So take that, DRM. You have been judged. The sentence is death. ®