Reply to post: Re: That's not only DRM, it's the whole subscription model...

This weekend you better read those ebooks you bought from Microsoft – because they'll be dead come early July

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Re: That's not only DRM, it's the whole subscription model...

software that stops to run when the subscription expires

This happened at a school I taught at. Students with e.g. dyslexia did their exams on laptops. The site license for Microsoft Office expired just before GCSEs started.

They weren't allowed to use Google Docs (internet connection required), Notepad (for unknown reasons) or LibreOffice ("our lawyers don't agree with the GPL since there's nobody to sue if things go wrong" - I'm not even kidding). And the IT budget was all used up.

Never found out what they ended up doing...

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