Now, rent an e-book

The new innovation, pending patent approval in the U.S. and Japan, allows readers to buy or rent books online without falling prey to pirated contents

Despite the global e-book market being worth over $ 2 billion, publishers in India, says Mr. Shah, are wary of putting serious reference books on subjects like law, accounting, tax, medical and business compliance online due to threat of piracy.

via The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Technology : Now, rent an e-book.