Re: e-book pricing.

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 21:52:19 MDT

> <sigh> That's what I get for glibness. I mean't that I believe the
> problem of piracy of copyrighted material will limit the growth of
> electronically published material.

Yes, most people seem to believe that, but if you've been following
discussion here it should be obvious that that opinion is far from
a consensus. What limits the growth of electronically published
material is copyright itself, not the technologies that work around
it. The technologies do perhaps limit the growth of businesses
built around the assumption of copyright--but I've still seen no
convincing argument that a flourishing publishing industry couldn't
be built around different assumptions.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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