Time Limited E-Textbooks

Slashdot had a very interesting post yesterday\"Vital Source Technologies is now providing time-limited medical textbooks to universities. Password protected books as predicted in The Right To Read by Richard Stallman are finally becoming a reality.\" Starting on Oct. 28, (when the other part of the DMCA comes into effect), you could face a civil lawsuit and criminal penalties of up to five years in jail and a fine of $500,000 for reading someone else\'s textbook. See the NYU FAQ, the Advogato discussion, or the company crowing about new revenue opportunities.

As always, the Comments on Slashdot are very interesting.