Just subscribed. Can't download or print. Village Press claims copyright etc.
I can copy pages of the print version for use in the shop. Why not the digital version?
I can download and save and print the digital version of Circuit Cellar magazine, why not DM?
I found that I CAN capture the screen image and print / save same for the pages I want which solves my problem for now, but I'd much rather save a pdf so I can refer to ANY article at will, without having to link to the publisher's site.
Yes, backward. Cancel your subscription and let them know exactly why. Every publication I have looked at with an electronic version provides a PDF you can download and archive, so you can refer to it at any time and place just like the hard copy version. I would never pay for online only access to content that may not be accessible tomorrow and isn't accessible in places I may be with no 'net access.
Because someone will post the digital version on the internet and then a significant portion of his customers would stop buying the print and digital versions.
Probably because Circuit Cellar ad revenue is much greater than Digital Machinist. My wife sends Steve C. a check for about $2400 every month for the JK microsystems ads so I have some experience in that matter (:
If you want to talk to the owner of Village Press, send me an email. He's a friend of mine and I can put you in touch with him.
I have subscribed to Circuit Cellar for years in pdf form. If I couldn't, I wouldn't since I seldom throw things away and I ran out of space years ago.
Recently EAA released past Sport Aviation magazines in PDF free to members. Even magazines before my membership started.
This year I'm letting my subscription to National Geographic expire. I've recieved that since the glory days of the Gemini program. Part of it is because it went way left and other is I don't have room to store it anymore. Killing trees to send me a printed on glossy paper magazine sure seems a step backward for a magazine that has gone tree hugger. If they offered PDF with a reduction in cost based on the economics, I might stay, if they offered me the ablity to download all the mags I've recieved over the years and then recycle my paper versions, I'd be all over that.
Don't get me wrong, I love paper books, I love paper magazines, even newspapers but I'm willing to give up some tactile sensation and random access capability to have the media in a form I can manipulate, store, and view on an electronic device.
I'd cancel and tell George Bulliss that it just wasn't good enough.
In fairness to George, a nice guy by the way, I've met him, he is serving a niche market and I suspect he fears a significant part of his subscriber base can't be trusted.
I've met a lot of his base at Names, the exibitors, likely his customers sure seemed like stand up people to me.