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Comment Re:sure (Score 1) 467

Suppose you have several pirates in different markets with different accounts that all buy the ebook and diff those. If done once, it's really hard to narrow it down to any one of them. If they keep using different accounts for future purchases and add their own alterations to the pirated copy (to confuse the detector), it makes them practically impossible to trace.

Comment Flashy but not secure (Score 2) 242

The metallic reflective layer is NOT where the information is stored, it just aids in the information retrieval. In other words, this method might not destroy the data at all. It's true that it's pretty hard to get the data back, but depending on various conditions it may not be impossible.

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