Originally Posted by JSWolf
It's like try before you buy. And it worked. But the RIAA had their heads so far up their rear that they could not see this.
Like the difference between bookshops in Spain vs. in the UK... they don't like you browsing too long here in Spain (they come up to you and say "can I help you?", ugh!), you get armchairs, a coffee shop and a kids section in the UK.
I told my husband about it, but he was still amazed when he actually saw it, he kept saying "but if they let you read the whole book right there, why would you buy it?".
Note: that nasty habit is starting to change in Spain, good bookshops will leave you alone to roam among the bookshelves now.