Unless I'm missing something here, if someone was taking books to validate and then continuing to renew them just in order to read them without paying a subscription fee, they wouldn't need to renew them at all since once they download the book, they have it in a file on their computer. They could simply release the book; that wouldn't remove it from their computer. When I have renewed books it is because they need work and I am requesting them from the local library. If I then release the book it is because it hasn't come in to the library and I don't want to hold it up. guess I'm a perfectionist too but I do want to make a book as good as I possibly can when I am validating it even though that isn't required.