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Old 08-08-2008, 01:06 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by koland View Post
so, anyone who needs a larger font on a non-backlit screen due to their eyes, would be allowed to break the DRM and transfer it to the Kindle (just as others break DRM to be able to listen)? Right?
It is my understanding that the exception is available to everyone, but its purpose is to allow access to those with disabilities.

I am not aware of anyone being sued in the US for breaking the DRM of an ebook they bought for the sole purpose of format shifting for personal use (which is an established "fair use" in the US, except for the DMCA's prohibition of DRM circumvention). This exception is very close, in practice, to saying that this is legal (given that all DRMed ebooks contain these access controls), but it obviously does not say this explicitly.
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