[LMB] Vashnoi goes live

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Mon Jun 4 21:24:41 BST 2018



------ Original Message ------
From: "Matthew George" <matt.msg at gmail.com>
To: "Discussion of the works of Lois McMaster Bujold." 
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
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Sent: 06/04/2018 16:10:31
Subject: Re: [LMB] Vashnoi goes live

>On Mon, May 28, 2018 at 8:43 AM, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net> 
>wrote:
>
>>
>>Dead Tree books are already the equivalent of a DRM’d book.  I cannot 
>>make
>>backups of them at a reasonable cost.
>
>
>Ah, but the reason for backups is archiving.  And that's easy with a 
>book.
>Books can also be loaned easily, and cannot be altered or edited by the
>seller or author.  Digital stuff with DRM is 'licensed' not owned, 
>can't be
>archived, can't be loaned, and in some cases can be retroactively 
>altered
>by the seller.  And removing the DRM is technically illegal.
>
>I've succumbed and bought some things that I can't get any other way, 
>but
>I'm thinking of setting a policy against that.
>
>Matt G.
>--
>
But Dead Tree books require physical space. I now live in a small three 
room apartment and I do not have the space. With ebooks, I can have a 
library of thousands of volumes without the impossible (for me) space 
requirements.

Harvey
>



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