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Old 02-01-2010, 10:11 AM   #1
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Feb 1st (Seems still available): Get PIRACY e-book free from the U of Chicago Press

I've received this email about the book Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates by Adrian Johns.

It seems will be free only today (Feb 1st)

The link is http://pressuchicago.qm4.net/a/0/124...6/default.aspx

You have to have Adobe Digital Editions installed to be able to download it.

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Old 02-01-2010, 10:19 AM   #2
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I've received this email about the book Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates by Adrian Johns.

It seems will be free only today (Feb 1st)

The link is http://pressuchicago.qm4.net/a/0/124...6/default.aspx

You have to have Adobe Digital Editions installed to be able to download it.

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Thanks, but no thanks. If it weren't DRM'ed (must have ADE to download), I would have gotten a copy.....
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Thanks, but no thanks. If it weren't DRM'ed (must have ADE to download), I would have gotten a copy.....
Given the subject matter, it's tempting to download it just to remove the DRM and email it back to them
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:57 PM   #4
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I recommend "Against Intellectual Monopoly", which can be freely downloaded at
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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has anyone managed to download this at all ? i keep getting an error and i can't tell whether it's just because the server is overloaded or whether their crazy flash "install / verify ADE and *then* download the file automagically" button is borked. the summary of the book looks interesting. ironic that i can't manage to download a free copy of a book about piracy, because of drm.

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Given the subject matter, it's tempting to download it just to remove the DRM and email it back to them
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that looks like an interesting read as well, pablo, thank you for the link.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:35 PM   #6
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The download page is a little bit weird. I had ADE installed but I clicked on the Install button anyway, since I didn't see a download button anywhere else.

After opening the ADE, the browser showed the usual download window and then I could save it.

I'm not sure whether this book is a good reading, but the subject is interesting, and the fact that it has DRM really doesn't bother me.

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:40 PM   #7
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The download page is a little bit weird. I had ADE installed but I clicked on the Install button anyway, since I didn't see a download button anywhere else.

After opening the ADE, the browser showed the usual download window and then I could save it.

I'm not sure whether this book is a good reading, but the subject is interesting, and the fact that it has DRM really doesn't bother me.

Regards

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wow, that is really annoying. i also clicked the "install" button since that's the only bleeding button in the page, although i already have ADE installed. ADE launches, and i can see the page is trying to charge the next link (that would be the book download), and then... error. "The connection has failed. Firefox cannot establish a connection with the server at the address press-bv2.uchicago.edu:8080." i've now tried several times at a few hours interval, using firefox, chrome, IE (just in case) and opera. no joy. farking drm, i swear to god.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:46 PM   #8
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wow, that is really annoying. i also clicked the "install" button since that's the only bleeding button in the page, although i already have ADE installed. ADE launches, and i can see the page is trying to charge the next link (that would be the book download), and then... error. "The connection has failed. Firefox cannot establish a connection with the server at the address press-bv2.uchicago.edu:8080." i've now tried several times at a few hours interval, using firefox, chrome, IE (just in case) and opera. no joy. farking drm, i swear to god.

Calm down, Queen Z! I recommend a mushroom casserole and a glass of a modest Bordeaux, followed by some chocolate.....
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #9
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Calm down, Queen Z! I recommend a mushroom casserole and a glass of a modest Bordeaux, followed by some chocolate.....
hm, that sounds delicious, but i just had some asparagus risotto and a glass of modest fitou (and now i'm having another glass of that, and after that i'll probably have tea).

i'm still cranky about the book, though.
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I ended up downloading the link in Chrome - then did an Open with.. ADE and it came down just fine.
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I am not giving my email address to get a PDF file.
Use a throwaway one if it's something you want. I have one that I use for anyplace I don't trust and I don't care about their emails. It gets tons of spam every day and I don't care because I only check it when looking for specific items like the link for the book.

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Confusing interface, but I got it at once after I manually opened ADE. Looks like an interesting read.
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hm, that sounds delicious, but i just had some asparagus risotto....


Ooooh - I love risotto and I love asparagus!

You know the rule - if you mention a recipe you have to post it!
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Confusing interface, but I got it at once after I manually opened ADE. Looks like an interesting read.
seriously this is going to drive me crazy. would someone mind exlaining to me exactly how they got the acsm link that can then be opened manually with ade ? just for my own peace of mind, because i swear i'll be up all night trying to understand this otherwise, especially as i'm not usually "internet challenged".
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