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RE: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department

The Baen Free Library and Janis Ian (whom, I have to say
I would never have thought I would ever be a supporter
of) are both very good examples of the power & benefit
of no copy protection.

-Richard M. Hartman

186,000 mi/sec: not just a good idea, it's the LAW!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: D. C. Sessions [mailto:dcs@lumbercartel.com]
> Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2002 7:17 PM
> To: DVD-Discuss
> Subject: [dvd-discuss] [OT] Money-where-your-mouth-is department
> This week I picked up a copy of David Weber's new Honor Harrington
> story, _War_of_Honor_.  In the back there's this CD from Baen
> Books.  On examination, it contains 38 plain-HTML books, including
> all of the other books in the Honor Harrington univers, plus filk,
> artwork, supplemental material, etc.
> The T&C?  As printed on the CD, "This disk and its contents may
> be copied and shared but NOT sold."
> That's it.  *Thirty-eight* freaking full books, including best
> sellers, all in plain file formats with no monkey business,
> and Baen *wants* people to 'pirate' it.  From the website, it's
> because Baen has hard, cold, cash records proving that every
> time they turn loose an electronic copy of a story the sales
> go up, not only for that one but for others by the same author.
> I *so* want Jim Baen to testify before Congress.
> -- 
> | The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong. |
> | Because the slow, feeble old codgers like me cheat.                |
> +--------------- D. C. Sessions <dcs@lumbercartel.com> --------------+