Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries. Just another reminder that DRM is hostile towards users.
@yogthos Always buy DRM-free.
@yogthos Overdrive did similar about ten years ago to Fictionwise. Now I'll only buy ebooks if they're either DRM free, or they can be DRM unwrapped.
@yogthos This issue is one of the reasons I've avoided adopting digital books beyond personal preference for paper.
@yogthos Not just DRM, cloud products in general (where you pay for something but don't in any functional way own it)
@sjb yeah I was just reading a good article on the topic https://thetoolsweneed.com/privacy-is-just-the-first-step-the-goal-is-data-ownership/
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