|From: Sergio Falcone & Co|
"Legally purchasing an ebook may soon make you responsible for anything that happens to it. Thanks to a new digital distribution agreement publishers are making with ebook platforms, all ebooks may soon come with a digital watermark that’s specifically linked to a person’s account, so if a copy of that book somehow ends up on a pirating or torrent website, they know who to blame.
It appears that this move is initially only targeting Dutch content publishers, but it’s not far off from coming to Western shores. The anti-piracy agency named BREIN, which is a Dutch acronym that roughly translates to 'Protection of the Rights of the Entertainment Industry of the Netherlands,' will have access to all of the digital transaction records of all ebook purchases, data that used to be private."
— Jeffrey Van Camp, Digital Trends