Apple to Use FairPlay DRM in iBookstore

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quantumnerd

You don't own the games you buy off steam- you own a liscense. A liscense that you're not allowed to sell. Heck, the whole used console game market is probably illegal if you read the liscense in the manuals. With most software, actually, you're paying for the right to use it.

=[The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.]=

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Atomike

You are saying this because this is what Steam is telling you. Not because you know the law. Guess what - the right of first sale and EULA restrictions have not been legally defined. You think you can't resell simply because you're biting on Steam's hook. Which law are you violating by reselling a Steam game? (if you could). Rather - Steam is illegally restricting YOUR legal right of resale.

You seem to simply assume that everything a corporation says is true. You need to stop doing that. 

Only losers pirate games. But only loser companies restrict my right to sell my legally purchased game.

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iinweed

It's quite simple - don't buy DRM material, then the vendors will get the hint, or go bust.

 

Simple!

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Stry8993

Wait... so if I loan my copy of the Dark Elf Trilogy to my friend... I'm going against copyright laws? Well, a big F'U to the Company's, because we read Textbooks in school, and people do, every year, and the same damn copies. This DRM fiasco is a load of sh!t. I'm still waiting to be able to play my copy of Crysis Warhead I bought off Steam... thanks to the Lisence Limit exceeded (didn't realize Steam had allowed the SecuROM bs through...) so now I have to wait... yay.

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Atomike

If you mean a physical copy of the book, then no - of course not. It's obvious that you don't both retain ownership with a physical book. This is a very, very poor argument against DRM. An intelligent argument would be that the right of resale is gone with some DRM - like Steam. Steam has the most restrictive DRM of any in existence right now, and it makes me wonder why people hate the music industry, but love Valve. They have good games, but have stolen your right ro re-sell your own property. 

Anyway, in the future, please use good arguments against DRM - otherwise you hurt the cause.

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mzupan

I think that everyone should be able to choose their eReader that best suits them, and then buy eBooks from whatever store they want. I have a Kindle, and Amazon.com has an outstanding selection, but I'd like the option of purchasing a book from iTunes or Barnes & Noble.

I would also like the ability to retain access to all of my purchased eBooks if I later choose to try a different eReader such as the Nook or iPad.

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sg60

It doesn't surprise me that Apple has not taken a stand at this point. They're in the process of launching the product and they don't really have any leverage right now. Eventually I suspect there will be the same backlash against DRM in books as there was against music.

 There is no doubt that DRM is extremely annoying when it comes to transferring reading material between devices (computer, reader, tablet, phone, etc.). End users will eventually get fed up with this, especially as electronic reading gets more popular, which I'm convinced it will.

Whether it be the Apple tablet or other devices, more and more reading is going to take place on electronic devices and users are eventually going to demand more control over how they use the content they've purchased.

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Neufeldt2002

Personally, I wish everyone would drop DRM. All it does is punish the legit buyers while "pirates" get away.

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