She is elderly and having trouble adjusting to the modern world. Lots of people in literature and entertainment try to put the technology back in the bag. They try to protect their work so it is not easily copied and instead make it hard to buy! No one should flagrantly abuse copyright laws, but trying to suppress technology because a few break the law is just selfish.
As an author, she is not THAT great. The Lathe of Heaven was good. The Left Hand of Darkness, where a race of people change sexes periodically, was unforgettable and very imaginative, but not in my top 100 favorites, & I've probably read 800 science fiction novels.
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