Originally Posted by SleepyBob
Do you trust them never to get mugged and their laptop (with your file on it) stolen?
I don't have to. I simply ask them to erase the file after they finish reading the book/listening to the record, or I ask them to keep the file in some cloud repository that a mugger can't access, or I accept the (low) risk that their laptop is stolen and
the mugger uploads its contents instead of formatting the disk and selling the PC as quickly as possible.