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Stupid DRM

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1Emidawg
Fév 13, 2010, 2:45am

Curse you DRM for limiting my selection of books based on my choice of reader!

Curse you DRM for making it complicated to purchase books from any seller other than the maker of my device!

/endrant

2WholeHouseLibrary
Fév 13, 2010, 3:03am

I second that acursement.

3bluetyson
Fév 13, 2010, 4:07am

If you come up with a good curse that works, pass it around. :)

4AHS-Wolfy
Fév 13, 2010, 6:23am

The only curse that is known to work is: Stop buying products from companies that use this sort of thing and tell them why you're doing it.

You're buying the product so should be able to use it how and where you wish.

5Emidawg
Fév 13, 2010, 8:05am

My reader isn't locked to DRM.. I can put several formats on it. I am cursing the fact that several books I want are ONLY available in a DRM locked format from a certain online mega retailer.

6adulau
Mar 14, 2010, 5:30pm

Regarding DRM, a nice explanation why DRMs are evil, useless and not even economically viable :

http://www.natesebooknews.com/2010/03/13/why-drm-doesnt-work/

7AHS-Wolfy
Mar 14, 2010, 6:05pm

6, I've seen something similar for why people pirate movies but not seen that one before. Thanks for sharing.

8mishmelle
Juin 19, 2010, 8:48pm

With rare exception (or if the book is a freebie) I refuse to buy secured format books. No open format=no sale for me. There is just way too much free and low priced open format content out there to be bothered with high-priced and restrictive DRM. I think (I hope) it is just a matter of time before the publishers get a clue.

9MinaKelly
Juin 20, 2010, 9:19am

There's a wonderful critique of DRM from Peter Serafinowicz here, based on the fact he illegally downloads his own movies. FutureBook questions if DRM (or rather, the absence of) means google is going to win the ebook war. I'm not entirely on board with that, though that's partl due to personal prejudice against cloud computing. If I purchase an ebook I don't want to lose it because Google had a glitch in the mainframe (like Micrsoft did with the T mobile data0), or because Amazon suddenly realised I shouldn't have been able to purchase it in the first place.

10bugmenot
Août 27, 2010, 7:58am

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11GeekonaBike
Nov 26, 2010, 2:46pm

I too read only Non DRM books which often means pirated or cracked. I'd love to be able to Buy non DRM current titles, but I can't find anyone selling them. They all say the publisher decides on the DRM. I say time for the greedy publishing houses to go the way of the recording indurstry :/