Originally Posted by Alpha_Cluster
In the end though I cannot imagine why publishers wouldn't eventually force the switch we just would not see that till they realize they can make money off ebooks.
They need to realise that they can make *more* money off an open ebook standard - that's the critical thing. And given the history of the music and movie industries in this area, I think we have little cause for optimism. Both those industries have responded to every suggestion of openness by investing in ever-more restrictive technologies (and, of course, litigation)