[LMB] DRM?

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Thu May 13 18:23:23 BST 2021



> On May 13, 2021, at 10:27 AM, Beatrice Otter via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Amazon can delete DRM-ed documents at will. They rarely do, but they *have,* and each time they say "oh, but we had a really good reason and we'll never do it again!" Besides stuff where there was a copyright infringement, there was also a case where they decided that a particular work of pornography was too weird for them. And then the case of the guy who moved to Canada, and found that once he had updated his address, a good share of his library disappeared (because they were not licensed to be sold in Canada, so the fact that he had bought them while living in the US was irrelevant).

Because, theoretically, he didn’t buy them.   He only leased them for his own use within limits set by Amazon.


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