From the press release,
Tom Doherty Associates, publishers of Tor, Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen, today announced that by early July 2012, their entire list of e-books will be available DRM-free.
“Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said president and publisher Tom Doherty. “They’re a technically sophisticated bunch, and DRM is a constant annoyance to them. It prevents them from using legitimately-purchased e-books in perfectly legal ways, like moving them from one kind of e-reader to another.”
DRM-free titles from Tom Doherty Associates will be available from the same range of retailers that currently that currently sell their e-books. In addition, the company expects to begin selling titles through retailers that sell only DRM-free books.
What little I do know about DRM has put me off buying an e-reader so news like this is more than welcome in my house :o) Lets hope a few more publishers follow suit...