Originally Posted by =X=
However B&N never licensed it's DRM scheme to any other manufactures.
So in effect B&N devices are compatible with every Adobe ePUB DRM vendor while no one else is is compatible with their eBooks. It helps makes their devices more attractive ans subtly locking them into their store.
Part of the deal between Adobe and B&N is that password style DRM is now a part of Adobe's DRM offerings. It's being made to work in ADE and is supposed to made to work in Content Server (if it doesn't already) and has worked for anyone who enables it in the RMSDK for quite a while now. It has nothing to do with B&N licensing anything to other manufacturers.