Digital Books

  wee eddie 15:00 PM 16 Sep 12

It has recently become known that when you die, your Digital Account dies with you and with it, all the Digital Books that you have ever bought.

My question is: What happens to your Digital Books if the Company that supplied them, ceases Trading, after all you don't own that book? Maybe someone could then buy the Trading Name and ask you to pay more for continued access to the book.

You may say: Amazon is as safe as houses, but unfortunately, the world is full of Blue Chip Companies that have misread a market and disappeared. Also, there are many Niche Market Companies selling a license to view one book or another, some of them will be fairly short lived.

  wiz-king 15:37 PM 16 Sep 12

Taking a practical view - can you see anyone from the 'other side' collecting your books?

All the ebooks I have are copied to my hard drive - mind you I have never bought one - they are freebies. So I dont know how failure of the publisher would affect things - other than getting the lawyers work.

  wee eddie 16:14 PM 16 Sep 12

One assumes that the selling Company's DRM will cause the Books to become inaccessible at some point.


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