John Buckman of Magnatune has started a new service called Bookmooch. You list books you’re willing to give away. If someone wants it, you send it (at your expense) and get a credit which you can then use to mooch a book from someone else. The service is free.
Sounds pretty cool, even if it does encourage the “soft piracy” of giving books away without further compensating the author :)
[For the sarcasm-impaired: The smiley face is there to indicate that I don’t really consider it piracy. I’m going to be sad — and angry — when DRM leaves it up to the publisher to decide how you dispose of content you’ve bought and now are done with.] [Tags: bookmooch digital_rights piracy copyright ]
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