[LMB] Vashnoi goes live

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Tue Jun 5 01:38:01 BST 2018



> On Jun 4, 2018, at 2:10 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> 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.


If my house burns down, or gets flooded (or stolen), I can recover all of my digital books.   They are backed up.   My paper books are not backed up, and they are gone for good.


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