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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 16, 2011, 11:27 PM

9. I would refer you to the writings by author Eric Flint on DRM and "stealing" via the internet

If you look at his introduction to the Baen Free Library, you will see what I believe is a very strong case against DRM (http:\\www.baen.com\library\ ). Essentially, Mr. Flint argues that the thieves are a nuisance, like kids stealing bubble gum.

Do you regard sales of books to libraries a loss? If 200 libraries bought your book, then I would expect more than 1000 viewings of your writings. This is in effect free advertising. How do you lose in this circumstance? Unfortunately, thieves are a fact of life. A friend of mine works in a brick and mortar Barnes and Noble location. Even with alarms, they still lose a fair amount of work to "shrinkage" (stealing from the store for us common shoppers). How is online any different?

I have started reading over 20 new authors based upon various libraries and/or online libraries. The free material introduced me to these writers, and now I purchase online, HC, and paperback versions of their books.

I admit it, I am addicted to the printed word, and purchase accordingly. However, I hane never yet purchased any DRM material, and do not believe I will.

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