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April 24, 2012, 3:42 p.m.
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LINK: paidcontent.org  ➚   |   Posted by: Joshua Benton   |   April 24, 2012

At paidContent, Laura Hazard Owen has a nice interview with an anonymous publishing executive about why he (gasp!) disables the DRM on ebooks:

I had thought about breaking DRM before, but had never done so. A key reason why I didn’t is that I want to honor the IP rights of publishers. The more I thought about it, though, the more I realized: I bought the book, and now I want to be able to read it on any device I choose…

Do I feel “evil”? No, not really. If I was giving these books away, I would, but I’m the only person using them.

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