@fribbledom This is a loosing battle 😞 But we do what we can, don't we?
Some of us more than others 😂
@fribbledom Same, if possible, buy on paper - unless it's on sale for a buck - and then I might buy the paper edition after I read it.
@fribbledom this is terrible. About a decade ago I wrote several essays on the danger of giving so few entities control over such a large amount of cultural material based upon the one time Amazon deleted a book from the store and from all Kindles at the same time. I should dig them out and dust them off, it's sad how they have become foreboding.
Allow me to recommend the dedrm plugin for Calibre. This allows you to use your legal access to strip DRM from any ebook you own. You can then keep your Microsoft Store-bought ebooks. (But do it before the Store goes away!)
@anne The DeDRM plugin for calibre : https://apprenticealf.wordpress.com/2012/09/10/calibre-plugins-the-simplest-option-for-removing-most-ebook-drm/ @fribbledom
@flowfx If you have an actual physical kindle, that provides another avenue to strip the DRM from their books. You can download the file from Content and Devices page for loading via USB. One of the Calibre plugins lets you enter the serial number of the device, and then you can just drag and drop the file you downloaded. If you don't have one, you can always pick up a 1st or 2nd gen device on ebay for super cheap.
@fribbledom At least they refunded their users, makes me wonder how Amazon's eBook portfolio might be wrapped up one day, refunding users would be orders of magnitude more costly.
@fribbledom and fight against DRM
@fribbledom Me: "Microsoft had an eBook Store?"
I guess that was the problem
@fribbledom I still buy CDs and rip them myself into our music library....
@fribbledom also makes a good case for piracy and against DMCA.
And still they trying to sell you the phrase "trust in the cloud"
@fribbledom I got burnt by Apple many years ago with a reasonable size iTunes library disappearing. Was not pleased. Never again.
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