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Microsoft announces it will shut down ebook program and confiscate its customers' libraries. Just another reminder that DRM is hostile towards users.

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

@yogthos @switchingsocial a good reminder to back up my library and remove drm on the ones that have it

@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.

web.archive.org/web/2011122513

@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)

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