Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
"Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you, and won't give you a key, they're not doing it for your benefit." This truism from Cory Doctorow as he finds it utterly impossible to sell an eBook under the same (relatively generous) terms one would sell a paper-based book. "Apple has a mandatory DRM requirement for books offered for sale for the iPad. I know many Apple fans believe that because Steve Jobs penned an open letter decrying DRM that the company must use DRM because they have no choice. But this simply isn't true. Sony has the same deal."

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