Libraries beginning to offer audio books as downloads

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This is a very exciting idea on many levels. Libraries across the United States have begun a program that will allow members to access as many as 850 titles of audio books via the…

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Wow, good move. Now if only they offered book not only in audio but as an ebook as well, I’d be totally happy.

I was surprised that they had to pay 80 dollars for an audio book on CD. You would think that institutions such as a public library would be given a better deal. It’s sad how everyone must make a buck.

DRM does nothing against old fashioned analog copying - and it’s not like sound quality is a big issue for an audio book (after all, they distribute them on tape too)…

Here is the link to the GP libary audio books http://www.guilderlandpublic.info/adult.html#onlinebooks

You know, I’m getting tired of hearing complaints about DRM things not working with the iPod. If you want to complain to someone, it should be to Apple. Apple is choosing to keep its system closed.

You know, I’m getting tired of hearing complaints about it being Apple’s fault that an overly draconian DRM isn’t compatible with iPod. There is only one party to blame, and it’s whoever decided to use DRM in the first place.