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Old 02-04-2006, 06:58 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by BobR
Restrictions from DRM may last much longer than the period of time that the material is protected by copyright law, effectively extending copyright terms in a de facto manner. There is no automatic expiration of DRM to match copyright periods.
Not an issue to the big copyright holders. They are working to make sure that copyrights never expire. Therefore DRM not expiring is not an issue.

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Originally Posted by Chaos
Wherever DRM exists, it can eventually be broken, if there is enough motivation... Thus making the DRM useless.
Which is why the big copyright holders paid for the DMCA.

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Originally Posted by Colin Dunstan
Today libraries are being slowly replaced by digital content providers and search engine giants.
Without a doubt. In the eBook World, libraries face the same irrelevance as publishers. In the end, there will be only a handful of libraries (because having only 1 copy of all works is a bad idea) which will be no more than very large file servers where you can search for the books you want (Why does Google Books come to mind?).
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