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Old 01-06-2008, 09:01 AM   #378
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Originally Posted by tompe View Post
Yes, but why do you need the same level of protection as a paper book? Remember also that nearly all books that are easy to copy from darknet is scans of paper books.
Scanning books takes a lot of effort and especially time. Every single page has to be scanned and formatted. It is not just one click and you've got it, although OCR helps a lot.

If ebooks one day will be successful on the market than the work of the authors needs to be protected just as paper books are today (naturally, because they are physical goods). If they are not being protected, we will certainly see the same as on the music market, where people can get everything for free in seconds.

So what is the point of this example?
To show that the majority of music on mp3 players has been illegally be downloaded from the Internet and not been bought at legitimate online shops.

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