[LMB] OT: Downside of eBooks

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Jul 6 00:12:18 BST 2019


On Fri, 5 Jul 2019 16:08:46 -0600, Howard Brazee <howard at brazee.net>
wrote:

>
>> On Jul 5, 2019, at 3:57 PM, Fred Smith <fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>
>>> On the other hand, I would be shocked - shocked! - to learn that people had
>>> broken the DRM on books and similar content so they could make personal
>>> backups and archives.
>>>
>>> At what point are we, the users, not bound by contracts offered in bad
>>> faith?
>>
>> unfortunately, the answer to your qeustion is: when the Supreme Court says
>> it is illegal for companies to restrict their customers in such a manner.
>>
>> In the meantime, I do keep un-restricted copies of things I pay for,
>> whenever possible. Why? because though it may not be illegal for
>> companies to force us to give up our rights, it is certainly immoral.
>>
>> But you didn't hear me say any of those things. ;-{
>
>I first search to see if the book I want is available DRM free.   If not, I buy it from a source that I can break (I no longer buy books from the Apple Store).   My digital copies will likely die with me, while my dead-tree books will be inherited.

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