In an article for Quartz, Christopher Groskopf dispels a myth many of us believe—in fact, we don’t own our ebooks. Or our software. Or digital movies, music, and games.
Instead, we purchase licenses that allow us access to a particular product. Often these licenses are governed by terms of service agreements that give considerable power to the companies selling the licenses, and very little to the consumer. So the next time someone asks why you still buy books in print, you can say, simply, “Because I own them.”