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Old 07-08-2011, 02:12 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by msoulier View Post
I'm interested in what others here think. It's obvious that the book business has changed drastically, and it will continue to change. DRM in books may be a temporary thing, as publishers struggle to incorrectly bring their physical paradigms into the digital world. I hope so, but it might not be temporary.

With mp3 there was a push from consumers for files without DRM restrictions because people had lots of different devices they wanted to play them on. You won't get that same demand with ebooks because 1) people only tend to have at most 2 or 3 devices they want to use them on, and 2) most people will only read them once (if at all). So the DRM restrictions are a lot less apparent than they were with mp3. They're more like computer games where you play them on one device for a few weeks or months, then put them to one side and get a new one.

If you are going to remove the DRM, check the legality of doing that in your own country. Especially if you are in America and already have two strikes for minor offences
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