[conspire] Barnes and Noble ebooks, right to own what you buy

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Tue Dec 11 08:48:41 PST 2012

begin Ross Bernheim quotation of Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 11:17:01PM -0800:

> DRM is unfortunate. Treating customers as though they were thieves is not a good way to increase sales.
> It does not deter the real thieves and only annoys your potential customers. 

It also makes DRM-infested formats useless for
serious political and scholarly communication,
because the writer can put a work down the memory
hole in the future.

(The good news is that any privacy-unfriendly
technology is also less valuable as an ad medium:
http://zgp.org/~dmarti/business/perfectly-targeted/ --
there is definitely a motive for serious advertisers
to avoid anything that faciliates user tracking.)

Don Marti                      +1-510-332-1587 (mobile)
http://zgp.org/~dmarti/        Alameda, California, USA
dmarti at zgp.org

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