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S.B. 727 Would Unfairly Restrict California Students’ Use of Course Materials (eff.org)
21 points by DiabloD3 44 days ago | hide | past | web | 4 comments | favorite



Not sure how I feel about this. Allowing publishers to get compensated directly for the quality of their material theoretically improves it. But not allowing students to reference it after the class seems dodgy. But I can't remember any college textbook I've ever referred to post-university, either.


You can resell a book but you cannot sell DRM protected electronic materials. Therefore they can be sold for a higher price. Publishers just want to get more profit without improving anything.


It is interesting that modern advanced technologies (electronic books) are only worse for students because of DRM and license restrictions.


Perhaps unrelated, but is this the same type of collusion that is continuing the practice of having middle & hs students carry around huge backpacks full of books instead of some e-device with the books on it? Or is the latter just impractical.




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