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harry8199
01-03-2012, 03:48 AM
Please explain more about DRM protection in epub3

JSWolf
01-03-2012, 04:25 AM
There are no version 3 ePub eBooks at the moment as nothing really reads it.

HarryT
01-03-2012, 05:21 AM
Hi Harry,

The "Feedback" forum is to leave comments about MobileRead. Technical questions belong in the appropriate forum. I'm moving this thread to the ePub forum.

HarryT
01-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Harry,

DRM is outside the scope of the ePub spec. Any ePub producer is free to add their own DRM to an ePub file, and I don't believe this is going to change for ePub 3. There are currently at least three different (and mutually incompatible) ePub DRM mechanisms.

harry8199
01-04-2012, 03:33 AM
can you please specify and explain the three different (and mutually incompatible) ePub DRM mechanisms.

HarryT
01-04-2012, 04:01 AM
Adobe, iBooks, and I'm sure there's another, but I can't think what it is off the top of my head.

Jellby
01-04-2012, 05:25 AM
Barnes&Noble?

But "mutually incompatible" does not mean that there couldn't be a reader that supports more than one of them. Doesn't the Kobo support Adobe and B&N?

HarryT
01-04-2012, 05:45 AM
Yes, I think it does. There's nothing other than iBooks, though, which support iBooks DRM.

JSWolf
01-05-2012, 09:38 PM
Kobo does not support B&N's DRM. But nook supports B&N's DRM and standard Adept DRM.

tomsem
01-06-2012, 02:57 AM
Kobo does not support B&N's DRM. But nook supports B&N's DRM and standard Adept DRM.

Kobo Touch does support B&N DRM, from the reports I have seen. Sony is pretty much the only recent device that does not.

Jellby
01-06-2012, 05:19 AM
Yes, I meant Nook instead of Kobo, but it's nice to be right anyway :p

JSWolf
01-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Kobo Touch does support B&N DRM, from the reports I have seen. Sony is pretty much the only recent device that does not.

Kobo Touch does not support B&N DRM.

DaleDe
01-08-2012, 07:46 PM
Please explain more about DRM protection in epub3

You can read about DRM in our Wiki. Perhaps it will help you understand.

Dale

chrisridd
01-11-2012, 03:36 PM
I think Kobo support ADOBE DRM insted of B&N DRM..

I think you're right! Here's a shot of the store just now...

Kobo also sell DRM-free books too. But their DRMed stuff is Adobe.