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[FYI] The Right To Read happening
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The Right To Read: Time Limited Textbooks
[ News ] Posted by michael on 15:46 28th August, 2000
from the disaster-unfolding dept.
qbasicprogrammer writes: "Vital Source Technologies is now
providing time-limited medical textbooks to universities.
Password protected books as predicted in The Right To Read by
Richard Stallman are finally becoming a reality." Starting on Oct.
28, (when the other part of the DMCA comes into effect), you could
face a civil lawsuit and criminal penalties of up to five years in jail and a
fine of $500,000 for reading someone else's textbook. See the NYU
FAQ, the Advogato discussion, or the company crowing about new
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