Sunday, January 12, 2003

Cleveland Public Library: What's Paper?

The Cleveland Public Library has announced a program to let patrons "check out" eBooks. This is the basic scenario: patron downloads eBook to their computer or PDA; the master copy on the library's server is locked and no one else can download it. When the "borrowing period" expires, the patron's copy locks, and the master copy is unlocked. Slashdot readers are already predicting that the system will be hacked, as well as providing many other interesting comments on the program.

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