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Old 11-21-2020, 08:20 AM   #1
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Did you know?

Came across an interesting article sometime ago. The person had all her books deleted off her kindle. The reason was she bought them from Amazon in a different country.

Turns out Amazon don't sell ebooks they sell licences and the ebooks where not licensed for her country. Yes that icon you click on " buy the ebook" really means buy a licence for the ebook.

My question is are you also only buying a licence from places like kobo, B&N etc?
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Old 11-21-2020, 08:24 AM   #2
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That's pretty old news and has been talked about here many times. It happened several years ago.

Yes, technically you buy a license when you buy an ebook. You cannot resell it, for example.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:17 AM   #3
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That is also why it is important to use of Calibre. Backing up and stripping DRM means you never lose your books.
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Old 11-21-2020, 11:02 AM   #4
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Make sure to have your backup in several places.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:17 PM   #5
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Mine is The Cloud, 5 different Hard Drives and a couple of flash drives. The hard drives are on different computers. Call me paranoid.
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O.K.You are paranoid.
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:39 PM   #7
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Got me beat. Two raid hard drives, one cloud and two different computers.
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Of course, I'm paranoid. I just don't know if I am paranoid enough.
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Old 11-22-2020, 01:31 AM   #9
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I have my books on the laptop's hard drive, the external one, and a backup that's not so up to date.
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Old 11-22-2020, 03:32 AM   #10
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3 external drives, Dropbox and 4 different computers/tablets. Yep, I'm paranoid.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:59 AM   #11
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Or alternatively be aware of what you're buying and pay only what you think it's worth.
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Years ago, I heard the advice of a professional photographer that you backed up your pictures in three places, with at least one of those places being off site. I have a copy on my main computer, two different drobos, my laptop and dropbox. The trick is to have a system that automatically backs up on a regular basis.
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:12 AM   #13
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"Help the paranoids are after me."
This was a quote from a book on graffiti I read when I was a teenager.
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Old 11-22-2020, 09:46 AM   #14
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Years ago, I heard the advice of a professional photographer that you backed up your pictures in three places, with at least one of those places being off site. I have a copy on my main computer, two different drobos, my laptop and dropbox. The trick is to have a system that automatically backs up on a regular basis.
I don't trust any automatical backups. Always manual for me. That way I can be sure the necessary things really are backed up.

Yeah, I'm obviously more paranoid than you!
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I don't remove DRM or back up. I read books. Then I read other books. I have been (willingly) paying for the one-off experience of reading a book for all of my reading life.

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