RE: Amazon’s used e-book patent

03 Mar

There seems to be a fairly obvious fact being missed in most of the discussions I see about resale of print books versus resale of e-books:

All nit-picking of “licenses” versus “objects” aside, print books degrade and e-books don’t.  You can keep selling the same e-book forever, but eventually a print book just plain falls apart.  That’s what makes it a scarce product, whereas an e-book is forever.

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Posted by on March 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


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