Originally Posted by HarryT
Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth...
HarryT, DonaldL, et al,
most all the publishers, the authors, the sellers, and the distributors believe wholeheartedly that not using DRM costs them money. You may believe what you want, but they don't agree with you. Yes you can find some in these groups agreeing with you for PR purposes, but come decision time, they vote their perceived bottom lines.
We are far away, almost in another Galaxy, from the old paper-books only days, when copying machines were scarce and cost at least 10 cents a page. The people that control these works and the DRM applicaion/(or not) think they are doing what they have to do to prevent copies of the works that they didn't authorize.
I can state personally that they can make a strong case to an author. The case is made on many levels if they spend the time talking to you. For the beginners, it is sometimes simply, "This is what we are going to do."