@rnickson Nah, the books continue to work as designed. Unfortunately they were designed to stop working as books after a given this situation. #DefectiveByDesign

@rnickson IMO any company that shuts down their DRM servers should be legally required to distribute the keys and/or a tool to remove their own DRM

@foxwitch @rnickson Chances are, they wont.

"We have your money, screw loyalty."

@foxwitch @rnickson Server code would be great too. I think this should also apply to game consoles.

@foxwitch @rnickson I like to say that loosing your copyright would be a suitably ironic punishment for using DRM in the first place.

@foxwitch @rnickson Personally if I were in charge companies would also have to decide on whether they want copyright or DRM. Anything DRMed would be considered to have all rights waived (I'd also revoke all DRM anti-circumvention laws).

@foxwitch @rnickson Steam has already said that they will do that if Valve ever goes out of business.

@rnickson DRM should have never existed. It causes more problems than it solves.

@rnickson paper books were better than scrolls

sometimes ebooks are better than regular books

remember when you can't skip anti piracy propaganda on original dvds, but the pirated ones doesn't even have that shit?

@rnickson
This is why you don't buy from services with DRM.
Piracy is a grace, but GOG was a godsend upon videogames. Now we need something like GOG for film, then we'd be gold.

@rnickson
When they shut down Groove Music, they allowed everyone to download copies of the music they'd purchased beforehand. I wonder why they didn't do the same thing for their customers that bought books here (all three of them)

@rnickson An that is why I will not buy DRM'd books. Never have. People didn't learn with 1984 being revoked shortly after it's release.

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