okay thanks Pete, I understand what you are saying there.
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On 28 Feb 2018, at 23:16, pete gurney <pete@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
the problem isn't how us as users or Calibre as the provider look at it, it
is that publishers are extremely over cautious about the security that
ensures their books can't be used or pirated by non authorised people and
without putting this sort of protection into the app we wouldn't be able to
offer their books to listen to.
we started work on this app 2 years ago and we are still negotiating with
some publishers to give us permission for people to listen to their books on
the app that is why some books if you try to check them out will give you a
message saying you are unable to download this book at present.
this doesn't happen with the books that are calibre books but we purchase a
lot of books each year from various publishers so that our members have the
most popular recent releases to listen to and we need permission from every
one of these publishers to be able to let our members download those books.
it's not a case of your neighbour or relations would know or use your
membership details, it's more that the publishers worry that if there wasn't
any protection and people lost or had their phone stolen, or passed it on to
or sold it on to someone else and forgot to uninstall the app when they no
longer wanted for any reason without the protection whoever had the phone
it's a case of that person would have full access to their books.