Originally Posted by Sweetpea
Adding DRM to a format doesn't make the format itself closed. It only makes that DRM'd book closed.
And your comparison with the music branch isn't correct. People stripped the DRM and then redistributed those files again. They won't go after you if you don't redistribute or download from illegal sources.
Exactly, if you do your own reconversion and keep the book for yourself, nobody will be the wiser anyway. So remember, don't distribute!
On a side note:
Sony's move is clearly an economical, too. With the move to ePub, Sony will be able to get rid of their conversion division and as the DRM will be supported by Overdrive and not by Sony in house, their will be a hefty economical gain for Sony in this!
All the better as Sony is not faring too well lately!