Originally Posted by pilotbob
[/LIST]I feel with DRM I am renting the book. When I rent a DVD it cost about $3 for a few nights. I watch it once and return it. If I want to own it I pay $12-$20 and can watch it whenever.
So, if you want to rent me the book if should be about 10% of the purchase cost of a paper book.
What about Barnes & Nobel and eReader's DRM, which has no activation servers that can go down, and the software is free and readily available?
While I think DRM is holding back eBooks (pirates know how to break it, everyone else is inconvenienced), it seems like a cop-out to say that DRM completely devalues the product.