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Old 01-23-2012, 07:50 PM   #11
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No. And that is the problem.
Sounds like no one put any legal restraints on forking ePub. If so, then no one should be surprised if someone forks ePub for their own purposes.


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Dunno if you remember the copy-protected music Discs of a few years back that the guardians of the CD standard hit with a cease-and-desist notice on calling their discs "CD" and denying them the uuse of the trademark and logo. Or Sun's suing MS over J++ and its claims of Java compatibility.
That is how proper standards are defended.
Those were/are both proprietary standards.

If you want to use Red Book (the CD standard), you need to license it from Philips. Java was proprietary until 2006, and they sued MS in 2002.

Not to mention that vendors have used incompatible DRM mechanisms on various ePubs for a long time now.
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