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Old 11-17-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
imageraw
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e-books off Amazon to Sony reader?

hello everyone,

sorry if I'm re-opening ancient wounds, but I don't seem to find any simple information about a) buying an e-book from Amazon, b) downloading to a Sony PRS-650, c) reading it.

The whole thing would seem (at least to me) ethically acceptable...ok, questions:

a) is it still necessary to remove the infamous "drm" to do what I want to do?
b) how can I do it (I'm on Linux Ubuntu + Calibre)?;
c) can anyone btw explain (if it's not too complicated) why it is seemingly legal to encrypt an e-book published by a third party and illegal to remove the encryption after acquiring the right to read it...

Sorry I sound so confused. It's a strange world.
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