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Old 04-19-2006, 05:52 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by TaKir
We will offer titles on a pay-to-own basis - similar to the way a user expects to purchase and own other digital media today. The user will have the option to purchase this content and read it on up to 6 different activated devices
I find it interesting that Pro-DRM companies like to use the term "own" to describe the relationship between the product and the person who pays money for it.

I own my car, so I can drive it anywhere, let anyone use it or sell it to someone else.
I own many books, so I can read them anywhere, let people borrow them or sell them to someone else.

But I cannot do those things with DRMed media. Therefore I do not own them. I lease them from the content controller.

So Sony's blurb should read:
"We will offer titles on a lease basis - similar to the way a user expects to purchase and own other digital media today. We will permit the user who paid us money to lease this content and read it on up to 6 different activated devices. We reserve the right to change this contract at any time without notification or compensation to the user."
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