Wired has posted that MICROSOFT'S EBOOK APOCALYPSE SHOWS THE DARK SIDE OF DRM.
Says Brian Barrett, “YOUR ITUNES MOVIES, your Kindle books—they’re not really yours. You don’t own them. You’ve just bought a license that allows you to access them, one that can be revoked at any time. And while a handful of incidents have brought that reality into sharp relief over the years, none has quite the punch of Microsoft disappearing every single ebook from every one of its customers.”
When consumers feel the pinch that libraries feel even more, is it time to advocate for government action (not that corporations don’t have more power than consumers, making action unlikely), or at least to try an advocacy campaign with the public to generate interest and even anger about restrictive licensing in libraries?
What have we got to lose?