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Old 08-04-2008, 02:34 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
In the USA, if you purchase an eBook where the DRM for it stops the read aloud feature you are legally allowed to break the DRM so read aloud works.
The actual current, November 2006, exception to the DMCA is (from Wikipedia):

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Literary works distributed in ebook format when all existing ebook editions of the work (including digital text editions made available by authorized entities) contain access controls that prevent the enabling either of the book’s read-aloud function or of screen readers that render the text into a specialized format. (Revised from a similar exemption approved in 2003.)
The problem is that some other ebook version might allow reading aloud, and sometimes "authorized entities" have unlocked versions that are available to those with disabilities.

However, this does narrow the number of cases where someone could be sued for format shifting a DRM-ridden ebook for their own personal use.

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