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Old 06-02-2006, 11:21 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by CommanderROR
Any DRM that makes ebooks more restrictive that paper books is bad.
But why are you willing to settle for that? I would say that any DRM that makes ebooks more restrictive than *ebooks could be* is bad. This technology has so much promise, why do we need to clip its wings? Bookstores might go out of business, and authors might make less money - but if we invented a cure for cancer, drug companies might go out of business and doctors make less money. Significant progress is always going to disrupt the economic landscape, but will probably lead to greater wealth overall.

We have done an amazing thing - we have eliminated shortage! Of course, it's shortage of information, not of food, medicine, or clean water, but it's still an accomplishment to be celebrated, not something that should be reversed as soon as possible.
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