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Old 01-06-2008, 08:48 AM   #376
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Originally Posted by Alan View Post
This is exactly the point. Paper books as well as analog tapes have a built in copy protection. You can copy them only with a lot of efforts or just a few times. Digital media can be copied an unlimited amount of times. Thus it needs some type of "artificial" copy protection to have the same level of protection as paper books and analog media have.
Yes, but why do you need the same level of protection as a paper book? Remember also that nearly all books that are easy to copy from darknet is scans of paper books.

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BTW: There is a school directly in front of my office window. During breaks there are hundreds of students outside the building. I guess about 75 % of them are using an mp3 player or at least have one with them. If we would ask them how many of the songs on their players are legally obtained, what to you think would be the result? I think 10 % for iPod user and 2 % for all other would be a good number. But maybe I'm a little bit too optimistic here.
So what is the point of this example?
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