Originally Posted by tech_au
But for Ebooks, I read it once then delete it from my reader and will probably never read it again. It is the same with paperbacks I used to buy. Throw them in the cupboard after I finished reading them.
Should I really care that I may not be able to redownload it in a few years time?
I reckon I may even consider lower prices for ebooks that perhaps expired 1 year after purchase.
Even if you do not reread books there is a problem. Books are not available forever so if you in the future want to read a book you have to buy it now. And for me at least it is not uncommon at all that it takes years (sometime 10 year or more) to get to a book.
That is a contributing reason why I do not buy DRM:ed books.