Re: e-book pricing.

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 13:06:19 MDT

From: Lee Daniel Crocker <>
>> Napster.

>That's one way to get around the limited-distribution problem,
>and moving up to something like Freenet can help a bit with the
>legal attacks, but you still have to pull the text out of the
>file to start with. That's relatively simple for PDF, but some
>of the encrypted formats make it very tricky--and some of them
>might even store page images as graphics, making it an OCR job.

<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.


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