Netflix for books (10)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2009-04-22 20:42 ID:aSm/e0Dn

Is it just me, or is this kind of stupid:

>BookSwim is the first online book rental library service lending you paperbacks, hardcovers and now college textbooks Netflix®-style directly to your house, without the need to purchase!

What with the, you know, LIBRARIES and all.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2009-04-22 21:49 ID:0RUjiEHb

It's for shutins who want to read and stuff.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2009-04-23 02:29 ID:aSm/e0Dn

Even then, there's, etc...

4 Name: Bookworm : 2009-04-23 19:58 ID:0RUjiEHb

Then you would have to buy the book, spluhh. What are you, thick? This is apparently just very specialized. Netflix for books, you could call it.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-08 12:18 ID:IFXd83cE

I don't understand how this works. What is preventing me from savig the book to my hard drive before "sending it back"? IE what anti-piracy mechanisms exist? How is content protected?

6 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-08 17:12 ID:F+FfEw7J


The content is protected by assuming that most people don't want to take the time and scan 500 pages. :P

7 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-09 12:47 ID:IFXd83cE

But they lend e-books too!

8 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-10 11:35 ID:DAWP7XgB

DRM. Supposed to stop a book being read after a specific period.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-10 13:42 ID:oeDN9hWl

In that case, do you know which DRM format they use for ebooks? Certainly not .djvu or .pdf; these do not support DRM.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2009-09-11 04:46 ID:DAWP7XgB

No idea; just assumed they would use DRM.

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