This is actually quite sad. I wonder it it’s just an oversight or if all MS Reader content gets this protection regardless of what it is.
I don’t know whether it is a MS policy, but I’ve downloaded a good number of free Palm Reader e-Books that were free from protection because they were either promotionally free or within the public domain.
In this case, our Constitution is not only not free to download, but you are not free to read it how you like.
The madness continues. From Larry Lessig: At Amazon.com, you can purchase an electronic version of the Constitution, fitted very nicely to a Microsoft Reader (not Mac compatible), and protected quite completely with DRM. The description says you%u2019re not permitted to print it. [JD’s New Media Musings]