The difference being that the physical book will eventually fall apart and not be sell-able any more. Would there be any end to how many times a digital copy could be resold? Also, the mere fact of having to relocate the physical copy imposes some delay between sales. A digital copy of a book could be re-sold multiple times in a week. I see 'used' ebooks flooding the market. Authors would only make money immediately after a release.
On the one hand information wants to be expensive, because it's so valuable. The right information in the right place just changes your life. On the other hand, information wants to be free, because the cost of getting it out is getting lower and lower all the time. So you have these two fighting against each other.
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