Originally Posted by jasonkchapman
I think this goes back to the physical nature of p-books vs. e-books. P-books are difficult to copy, e-books aren't. P-books are difficult to distribute, e-books aren't. When a publisher has regional publishing rights to some content, the physicality of the books makes it difficult for the books to wander across borders. The PITA factor limits things.
thats not quite true about pbooks being difficult to copy Actually they are far easier to copy than ebooks,. All you need is a copier with a document feeder, guillotine the spine off the book and drop the pages in the feeder. Come back in a few minutes and your book is copied. What could be easier. Ok a non DRMed book is easier to copy I'll admit