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Hephalump
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Re: Read Library books past expiration date, forever

I just checked out a 800 pager. I get it for 6 days. Single mom & caring for a cancer survivor parental unit. If I got to keep it for 3 weeks like a bound book, I'd be thrilled! As it is, 6 days is like 2 hrs. I can't afford to purchase it, but I really want to finish it. Maybe I'll just pay the late fee if I do end up cheating.

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Wulfraed
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Re: Read Library books past expiration date, forever

I've not used the feature but I was under the impression the return date is built into the DRM system and when it expires the book just won't open anymore.

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bobstro
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Re: Read Library books past expiration date, forever

Man, what's with all the zombie threads lately?

 

My library allows ebooks to be checked out for two weeks, although I can specify one week. Sounds like it varies by library.

 

I'd be worried about having other problems if I fiddled around with the date and time on my computer. Anti-spam filters on email might have a fit with mails with "future" dates, for example. It might fool ADE, but if they cared, wouldn't they phone home to an authoritative time check for the real date and time?

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keriflur
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Re: Read Library books past expiration date, forever


Wulfraed wrote:

I've not used the feature but I was under the impression the return date is built into the DRM system and when it expires the book just won't open anymore.


My understanding is that you can keep reading as long as you don't connect to the internet (keep wifi/3g turned off).  But, I have not tried this so I can't say for sure.

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Re: Read Library books past expiration date, forever

Nope that hasn't worked in a long time.