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Old 08-23-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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Just bought my first DRM-ed eBook

An exciting new experience - just bought my first DRM-protected eBook from Fictionwise - Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon" for my iLiad in secure MobiPocket format.

All very straightforward, I must say, Just had to enter my iLiad's MobiPocket ID on the Fictionwise "Bookshelf" and it all worked first time.

I can see myself spending a lot more money this way. Isn't DRM great?
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:17 AM   #2
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Old 08-23-2007, 11:30 AM   #4
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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Yep, DRM is great! I love it. I love how the loss of a DRM server can take down an entire company and impact other companies as well. Yep, isn't DRM great. If there was no DRM, MobiPocket would be up and running right now. So yes, DRM is wonderful stuff.
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Old 08-23-2007, 12:43 PM   #6
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Yep, DRM is great! I love it. I love how the loss of a DRM server can take down an entire company and impact other companies as well. Yep, isn't DRM great. If there was no DRM, MobiPocket would be up and running right now. So yes, DRM is wonderful stuff.
It looks as though the whole of MobiPocket's server has crashed - they would be "down" regardless of DRM.
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More like it has been stolen, and now they have to catch the thief first, and hope he hasnt sold the server yet
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It looks as though the whole of MobiPocket's server has crashed - they would be "down" regardless of DRM.
To be serious for a change... if the server crashed, would not it be just easy enough for the data center to give MobiPocket another server and let them restore their latest backup and then fix the DNS to point to the new IP and be back up in running? Should only take a day at most.
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More like it has been stolen, and now they have to catch the thief first, and hope he hasnt sold the server yet
You think you're kidding. I know of a company it happened to.

I'm figuring massive data corruption, rather than a hardware problem. Much harder to fix. Hopefully it wasn't a result of a malicious attack that also resulted in a lot of customer data being stolen. Do they have to tell you about stuff like that in the EU?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:53 PM   #10
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Is this an other post about DRM ?

Oh goody goody goody!

Now whom was it that shouldn't be encouraged?
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Old 08-23-2007, 01:58 PM   #11
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:47 PM   #12
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More like it has been stolen, and now they have to catch the thief first, and hope he hasnt sold the server yet
for sale: one slightly used file and network server. never stress tested as it only validated drm for ebooks that nobody in their right mind purchased. perfect conversation piece for those awkward moments. not suitable for identy theft as there is no credit information on the hard drives.

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How come this one your first one? What made you change your mind?
Not a case of changing my mind - I've never been against DRM (unlike some ). I've just been happy until now with Baen's SF and Fantasy together with free stuff from PG. Just felt like "expanding" my reading horizons a little with more general books, and Fictionwise offers a great range of reading matter.
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