[ExI] NYT: Amazon Says E-Books Now Top Hardcover Sales

Colin D colin.dodson at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 23:26:21 UTC 2010

That's only so long as users have the rights to use their computers as they
wish. Unfortunately, this seemingly obvious right is under attack.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 5:38 PM, Mike Dougherty <msd001 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 11:49 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Come on Colin. Young hackers will fix that in no time.
> >
> > 2010/7/22 Colin D <colin.dodson at gmail.com>:
> >> I am saddened by this. Unfortunately, most ebook platforms are heavily
> >> DRM-encumbered and tightly controlled by their vendors. No amount of
> >> convenience can justify such behavior-if I purchase a piece of hardware,
> I
> >> should get to decide what it does, and proprietary software solutions
> take
> >> that away from me. Even worse, DRM mandates conformity to a single or a
> few
> >> platforms, all of which will be proprietary, and thus beyond the user's
> >> control.
> Perhaps using a printer and some form of binding the output into a
> portable form with either a soft paper or hard backing to protect the
> words within...
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