E-Books, More About

Frank Stajano fms27 at cam.ac.uk
Sun Feb 28 23:48:42 CET 2010

Stefan Persson wrote:
> On 2010-02-27 15:45, Nuno J. Silva wrote:
>> Even if they are not allowed to remove the content by the terms of
>> service, the only way to be sure they won't do that is controlling your
>> copy of the book. And that doesn't happen when you must use their device
>> to read and keep the books.
> That is easily solved: just move some place inhabited by absolutely no 
> one apart from yourself, and you can be certain that no phone/Internet 
> connections will work. And without those connections, Amazon can't do 
> you any harm. :-)

Why? There is no reason in principle why they couldn't make a reader 
that stops working altogether *unless* it's allowed to "phone home" 
every month or so to download a revocation/censorship list...


   Frank Stajano     http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/users/fms27/

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