Originally Posted by scveteran
I have one question for you. What would there be it in for the authorss and publishers to allow unlimited lending of their works? Keep in mind that even if you agree to only lend the ebook out to one person at a time there is greatly increased risk of the books then being hacked and spread to everyone. Just because you might not do that, doesn't mean that the 32nd person you lent it to won't.
Also keep in mind that many books that you or the library lend are degraded to the point of being unusable after just a few loans. The ebook that you lend out repeatedly could be done hundreds of times with no degradation in quality. That would cut sales and profits.
If we want to keep having good books to read, then we need to make sure that authors and publishers continue to make money.
No no. We aren't arguing the rightness or wrongness of unlimited lending.
We're arguing the wording
BN used in their release. Big difference.