Originally Posted by BillSmithBooks
Ultimately, I have NO problems with Watermarks because they in no way prevent me from reading MY book on different devices.
This. I totally agree with every word you wrote but especially this. Encryption based DRM takes what should be a *book*, and reduces it to a mere "service". Yes, I know about the "tools". But when I purchase stuff, I should not need external tools to make it useful my way.
I don't mind paying for my books, because I actually have the final say in how long I own them. I still have books that I bought 30 years ago.