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Public Access to Digital Material - Appendix 1: An Example of E-Book Restrictions

Adobe’s eBook reader tries to technically confine the user to obey the restrictions proposed by the publisher. It uses technology to try to stop the cut-and-paste feature of operating systems, stop running debuggers, and warning readers from disobeying a publisher’s interest. In this screen shot (from, for instance, it declares that reading "Alice in Wonderland" aloud is not allowed.

Screen shot showing restrictions for use of Alice in Wonderland

Adobe eBook reader usage restrictions for Alice in Wonderland


Copyright© 2001 Brewster Kahle, Rick Prelinger, and Mary E. Jackson.

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