Now, the Wall Street Journal, via its Market Watch page, gives me one more reason not to invest any money in e-books. The article explains just what might happen at a collector's death to all the cash he has invested in digital content over his lifetime. True, as the old saying goes, you can't take it with you, but if you are not prepared ahead of time it will all be gone with the wind anyway.
That's probably enough to make most of you at least a little nervous, but the article does go on to explain one or two reasonable workarounds to the problem. Of course, the easiest fix is to pass legislation keeping digital content from being sold with all these absurd restrictions in the first place. And until that happens, I'm not buying - especially at the crazy high prices some publishers demand for their books.
Thankfully, a few publishers have already come to the realization that it is bad faith to restrict usage of the books they sell. They are out there. Support them and maybe the rest will finally come around.
This is a good place to start looking for DRM-free e-books.