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.
OK, agreed... But what if Sonys next move is to only support DRMed ePubs
and Adobes to only licence their ePub-DRM if you just support DRMed ePubs?! Now that would be a smart move...
And sure, I exaggerated things a bit, but for lots of people out there DRM-stripping leads to sharing (often just between friends, but sharing anyways - I do that with my pBooks all the time).