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DRM購買電子書的優勢,風險和可能的缺點是什麽?



什麽是

  • 優點,
  • 可能的缺點或
  • 潛在風險

購買DRM的電子書(從讀者的角度來看,與非DRM書相比)? DRM對讀者來說是好事還是壞事?這有什麽關系嗎?

轉載註明原文: DRM購買電子書的優勢,風險和可能的缺點是什麽?

一共有 2 個回答:

您問題標題中的前提似乎並不準確。例如。亞馬遜的條款聲明您不擁有電子書,您購買在Kindle上查看它的權利。

通過任何亞馬遜服務包括或通過任何亞馬遜服務提供的所有內容,例如文本,圖形,徽標,按鈕圖標,圖像,音頻剪輯,數字下載和數據編輯是亞馬遜或其內容供應商的財產,並受聯合國保護國家和國際版權法。匯編包含在亞馬遜服務中或通過亞馬遜服務提供的所有內容是亞馬遜的專有財產,受美國和國際版權法保護。

Similar conditions apply to DRM-ed material from other suppliers (it probably has to—but don't quote me on that, I am no lawyer—as ownership would imply that you can do what you want with something (within legal bounds))

這完全沒有風險,只要你知道這個限制。不幸的是,大多數人不會,並且他們談論購買DRM-ed電子書,並且如果電子書被從他們的設備中移除,即使發生在他們之前的許多電子書(例如,通過喬治奧威爾在2009年; a Kindle被沒有解釋地擦掉了)。

恕我直言,與實際購買非DRM版書籍相比,缺點是您依賴於某些軟件設置,以允許您查看特定設備上的素材。如果該設備發生故障,您可能無法“激活” 如果原始提供者不再可用,則新獲取的設備上的內容允許這樣做。

Disadvantages:

  1. Some DRM schemas are severely restricted to the devices and software they run on. For example, MS Reader's .lit files DRM were toed to MS Reader software that ONLY ran on Windows.

    So if you are forced to go without a Windows based PC device (e.g. use Linux and Android for your desktop/mobile; and have no money or other reasons not to own Windows), you have lost the ability to read your already-paid-for books

  2. Some DRM schemas lock you into an absolute control from the publisher, to the point of them being able to erase the title from your device.

    Practically, the one and only time it was known to happen, Amazon remotely erased the book that they said was published violating author's copyright, illegally. And refunded.

    But the risk is that they can do this for ANY of the DRMed ebooks you bought (since such books are restricted to the Kindle software which they control, merely making a backup copy is useless); and done at their whim, and without reimbursement. Yes, this is probably covered in TOS when purchasing the books, but be assured it isn't made painfully obvious to casual reader.

  3. If the ebook is inconvenient to read on your device, you are locked in - can not move it to another device/software that is more to your taste, unless that other device supports the same DRM scheme AND DRM allows copying.

    Have a BeOS desktop? You can't read your book there, since there's no Kindle, or MS Reader, or (afaik) Adobe readers for it.

    Want to avoid installing buggy and virus-susceptible Adobe PDF reader on your Windows system? You can't read Adobe DRM books on competing PDF readers.

    Kindle software runs slow and sluggish as hell on your older smartphone? You can't fire up FBReader, or any other competing ebook reader software that works much better and faster to read your books.

  4. As a note, sometimes "what if a license server or your internet connection is down" is raised as a downside. This might be true for some DRM, but definitely is NOT true for all of them. Amazon's DRM doesn't require an internet connection once the book is bought.