Originally Posted by Crell
DRMed libraries are still DRMed, and therefore a non-starter. DRM is unacceptable restraint of trade and violation of Fair Use.
DRM is appropriate for a library book. After all, you aren't buying the book and are only renting it for a short period of time. And you can't beat the rental price.
If they weren't DRM'd why wouldn't people just keep them forever? If you keep a pbook you take out from the library forever you have to pay for it.
I am pretty anti-DRM, but I definitely support it for a library. If library ebooks aren't DRM'd publishers would never let libraries have them, and I don't blame them. It's one thing for a pbook that you can't make an exact copy of in under 10 seconds to be loaned from a library. But an ebook is a whole other thing.