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- Subject: Re: electronic copy of "Programming in Lua, Second Edition" textbook on the net
- From: Steve Litt <slitt@...>
- Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 06:15:49 -0400
On Monday, August 01, 2011 05:31:59 AM Marc Balmer wrote:
> The sey without DRM; but they personalize the file. That's stupid,
> not even O'Reilly does that. When it comes to eBooks, the
> publisher could learn a lot from O'Reilly: No DRM, no
> personalisation, and the explicit right to share the eBook, just
> like any physical book.
I think "stupid" is kind of a strong characterization, don't you? All
of my eBooks are personalized, and I don't see how an honest person
intending to follow copyright law could object to his book being
marked "Prepared exclusively for John Smith".
I looked at http://oreilly.com/ebooks/ and saw nothing giving the
explicit right to share an eBook like a physical book. So I've written
O'Reilly to find out what rights they explicitly grant and don't grant.
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