|05-24-2010, 12:25 AM||#16|
Join Date: Feb 2010
If we want the publishers to sell us books that are not so locked under DRM that you can only read one if a uniformed security guard is looking over your shoulder, copying them off for a few million of our closest friends is not the way to go about it.
|05-24-2010, 05:34 AM||#17|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Derbyshire UK
Device: sony reader PRS505 and 600
"I do think its funny that a sharing of real books done by a group of work mates or people who visit a hotel where there is a book share area would receive none of the same 'stigma' that sharing a book online brings.
maybe if people posted their invoice showing they originally purchased the book..."
sharing A book and having proof you paid for it is as close as you could get to lending a physical copy.
I then said
"I lent a guy at work the paperback Enders game the other day. Imagine If I said on here that I would email someone a electronic version of a book I purchased Im sure it would get deleted(and rightly so I understand teh pressures on MR) but it is a little silly."
Again i talked about lending or giving ONE copy to someone and i doubt if I offered ONE copy of each of my electronic books on here that it would be ok?
Yet if i Offered to post a paperback to anyone who wanted it would that get deleted?
I have hundreds of paperbacks in my loft If I gave all 500+ copies away would i get in trouble the same as if I gave away 500 ebooks online?
the isuue is of course with scale. but still no one will ever get in trouble for lending a paper book to 25 people or more via physical sharing.
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