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Book Piracy — Less DRM, More Data

LauraLolly Re:Why I pirate books (304 comments)

If ebooks were in the $3-5 range I would buy everything, but $10 is a rip off. It's not my fault the industry hasn't laid off all the middle men and are trying to protect their jobs. So until they fire the extra costs, I say pirate away.

Baen Books do indeed fall into the price window you speak of, or very nearly. Please do your research before you shoot off another set of electrons.

more than 3 years ago
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Companies To Be Liable For Deals With Online Criminals

LauraLolly Does not fly - will increase ID theft. (171 comments)

The "Do Not Fly" list already has shown how well false positives work - it's caused trouble for people who are wrongly put onto the list. Those with particularly common names will have particular trouble.

Unless there's a swift and clear grievance system, this will cause so many false positives that positives will be worked around. And who says that any bad people wouldn't steal or set up identities under which to do business?

The end result in three years? There will be lots of news about false positives, and the bad guys will just use more ID theft. Which will put those with stolen IDs into still more of a mess.

I don't think that this passed the "run it by a six-year-old first" test.

more than 6 years ago

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