In his post Caleb Mason says writers and publishers must produce books that "are good enough to steal." Mr. Mason begins with a story about when he mistakenly left a bench full of books outside his bookstore employer's building all night. What happened? Nothing. Nobody stole any of the books. So, he put up a sign with "Not Good Enough To Steal" and the books started selling. Another time Mr. Mason tried to give away a free book. What happened? Nothing. Nobody would take it. See where all the snickering and giggling was coming from? These personal stories (and others) are Mr. Mason's lead-ins to publishers (and authors) use of DRM for their ebooks. If the publisher/author thinks their book is "good enough to steal" they lock it up with DRM. Mr. Mason includes a lot more information about DRM in his post.
|Pffft. I don't steal anything anyway.|
Panzer says, "Makes sense to me. I wouldn't steal a book even if it was free. I'd just write a new one I liked better myself."
Note: This is a l-o-n-g post. You will need two cups of tea and two muffins for today's reading selection.
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