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Old 10-24-2011, 03:37 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Caroms View Post
No idea whatsoever how to strip DRM but from a notice somewhere in calibre, it's illegal to do so?
No disrespect to you, Caroms, but I suggest that you really shouldn't believe everything you see mindlessly repeated on this or any other forum.

So far as I am aware no one has ever been prosecuted for removing DRM for his or her personal use.

Even if any prosecutor tried to sue or charge anyone with removing DRM for his or her personal use I am sure that the case would be laughed out of court since it could not be proved that any harm had been done to anyone.

On a slightly different level not so long ago it really was a criminal offence, it was illegal, to teach a slave to read, or to shelter a slave who had escaped. Just because it was illegal does that mean that one should have obeyed that law and withheld the teaching or the shelter?

What you might have read in the calibre forum is that it is illegal to help someone remove DRM - but that's a different matter than removing DRM oneself.
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