Originally Posted by Hellmark
If lending ebooks was illegal, then you wouldn't be able to get ebooks from the library. The same terms libraries fall under, apply to people too.
Not entirely the same thing. The point about library e-books is that:
1. The buy a licence to lend "x" copies, and their software ensures that no more than "x" copies are in use at any one time.
2. The books auto-expire after a certain time.
I think that most people would accept that this is a reasonable and acceptable use of DRM.