Originally Posted by filmo
That is how copyright works. It is standard warning and part of enforcing copyright. No point in complaining to Kobo. Copyrights have been extended much longer than logical or originally intended thanks to lobbying congress and Micky Mouse in USA.
Statement that All literary works at kobobooks.com are still protected by copyright is half true because they have many free public domain books last time I really looked at their books.
The statement of copyright isn't the problem. The problem is
"Kobo's Registered Users' personal and non-commercial use. Any other use of literary works downloaded from kobobooks.com is strictly prohibited"
"Registered Users may not [...] display"
which seem to say that only the registered user may read the ebook.