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The Almighty Buck Your Rights Online

This Book Will Self-Destruct In 10 Hours 437

extrarice writes: "See here The "rent-a-book" concept is here. Pay a buck, and you're allowed to read for a cumulative total of 10 hours. After that, the text is inaccessible (unless you somehow access the content you purchased...)"
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This Book Will Self-Destruct In 10 Hours

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  • by mmol_6453 ( 231450 ) <short,circuit&mail,grnet,com> on Tuesday August 07, 2001 @07:36PM (#2167874) Homepage Journal
    buy
    Pronunciation: 'bI
    to acquire possession, ownership, or rights to the use or services of by payment especially of money

    rent
    a usually fixed periodical return made by a tenant or occupant of property to the owner for the possession and use thereof; especially : an agreed sum paid at fixed intervals by a tenant to the landlord b : the amount paid by a hirer of personal property to the owner for the use thereof.

    There's a difference. See if you can't figure out what it is.

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