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Old 02-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by QuantumIguana View Post
An industry standard format would be a good thing. The tricky part is getting the companies to agree to which one. I can open up a .DOC file on any computer.

The publishing companies may want DRM, but that doesn't necessarily mean that DRM is a good thing. And it doesn't mean that readers shouldn't object.
Relevant.

Also, there already is an industry standard -- EPUB. The only one not using it is Amazon. There's also a de facto industry standard DRM (Adobe ADEPT), though that's not technically standardized and EPUB allows for any arbitrary DRM scheme (thus why Barnes & Noble and Apple can use their own DRM schemes with their EPUB books).
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