Warning for those who use Kindle books

#1
It would seem that Microsoft also sold digital books for a while, and now intends to get out of that business:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/28/microsoft_ebooks_death/

This reveals the fact that books that you bought simply become unavailable if the supplier ceases to trade! Obviously Microsoft isn't ceasing to trade, so it is offering a refund for all purchased books, but as that link points out, this potential problem extends to all books encrypted by Digital Rights Management.

To my surprise, it would seem from the above that there is a way of removing Amazon DRM from books you 'own' - so it may be worth reading this to protect your property.

https://www.geoffstratton.com/remove-drm-amazon-kindle-books

Obviously I am not suggesting anyone should use this to distribute a book they purchased from Amazon, but simply to be able to protect it.

David
 
#2
It would seem that Microsoft also sold digital books for a while, and now intends to get out of that business:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/28/microsoft_ebooks_death/

This reveals the fact that books that you bought simply become unavailable if the supplier ceases to trade! Obviously Microsoft isn't ceasing to trade, so it is offering a refund for all purchased books, but as that link points out, this potential problem extends to all books encrypted by Digital Rights Management.

To my surprise, it would seem from the above that there is a way of removing Amazon DRM from books you 'own' - so it may be worth reading this to protect your property.

https://www.geoffstratton.com/remove-drm-amazon-kindle-books

Obviously I am not suggesting anyone should use this to distribute a book they purchased from Amazon, but simply to be able to protect it.

David
I own and play a Nintendo Switch. You can both buy physical copies of games or download them. Everybody recommends that you buy a physical copy because Nintendo could technically delete or take away your digital copy for any number of potential reasons. This sounds similar. I think going for a physical copy of something is generally preferable for many reasons. It’s also something more tangible and collectible when you have a physical copy. So, I always go physical.
 
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