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The NOOK® Book: An Unofficial Guide: Everything You Need to Know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, NOOK GlowLight, and NOOK Reading Apps, Sixth Edition by Patrick Kanouse

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Chapter 18. Lending and Borrowing Books with LendMe on Your NOOK GlowLight

To keep readers from sharing ebooks with all their friends, publishers usually protect ebooks with digital rights management (DRM), which ties an ebook to an individual. Unless that individual can prove that he or she is the authorized reader, the ebook does not open.

The use of DRM is a frequent complaint about ebooks. After all, when readers find a good read, they like to pass it on to friends and family. The number of people with whom you can share a physical book is fairly limited, but because ebooks are digital copies of a book, they can literally be shared with millions of people quite easily via email, Facebook, and any number of other methods.

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