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Author Topic: Abusive Behahiour (Rant about Adobe Digital Editions)  (Read 2132 times)

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Abusive Behahiour (Rant about Adobe Digital Editions)
« on: June 05, 2008, 05:11:55 PM »
So I go to read an eBook that I PURCHASED a while ago in PDF format... Grrr...  :mad:

I've been able to open it in the past (of course) but get directed here:

http://www.adobe.com...ons/?source=acrofile

They want me to download and install and activate things again!

And what if I'm not connected to the Internet? Like on my laptop out somewhere?

Geez... I don't know if this is just me, but I really hate being forced to jump through hoops to do simple stuff like open a file that I've already paid for. I can walk to my shelf and open a book without this hassle.

Really makes me want to rethink buying any more of Adobe's "Digital Editions."

Grrr... Grumble...  :mad:

Ok. I'm done. :)
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Re: Abusive Behahiour (Rant about Adobe Digital Editions)
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008, 05:31:25 PM »
This is the fundamental problem with DRM  - it always ends up causing a hassle for the legitimate purchaser. 

I can sure understand the publishers' desire to ensure they get what's due, but heavy-handed DRM is nearly always something that'll get me to reconsider a purchase.

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Re: Abusive Behahiour (Rant about Adobe Digital Editions)
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008, 08:27:40 PM »
and you can almost guarantee that people who have obtained it illegally are not bothered at all by the DRM, they already have the fix in place