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Old 05-16-2008, 09:13 PM   #13
delphidb96
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Originally Posted by DaleDe View Post
Except a legal one.

Dale
Well, *IF* the "decryption" were performed "on-the-fly" on an internal-to-FBReader file and that file weren't saved to disc - in other words, this decryption took place every single time one chose to read the ebook - I can't really see how it would violate the law. The PID would be "unique" to the user's device. The ebook would have been legally purchased. FBReader would not create a permanent "decrypted" version. Sorry, but nowhere does it say one *MUST* use Mobipocket Reader to read the Secure Mobipocket ebooks. And in point of fact, the iLiad version was created - then got approval from Mobipocket.

Now if Mobipocket wants to get all "legal" over a program designed to permanently remove the DRM so the legally-purchased ebook can be shared amongst people, I'm down on Mobipocket's side. But to be aghast at another application allowing reading - by the person who purchased the Mobi ebook - while not crushing the developers who did so for the iLiad, nope, I don't buy the argument.

Derek
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