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Old 08-20-2008, 12:06 AM   #31
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What would happen is say Bookeen decided to add another DRM format to the Gen3 now that they have Mobipocket? Could they get away with it?

The problem is that Mobipocket doesn't play nice. Sony is currently the only company to have multiple DRM schemes on their reader.

It would be in Mobipocket's best interest to stop with the "we have to be the only DRM scheme on your device or screw you" attitude. It's not good business.
I sent an email to Bookeen a couple months ago asking this specific question and they responded that they are a multi-format device and will be continue to be in the future. They didn't say multi-formats with DRM and I didn't ask them to clarify. I considered myself lucky to get that much of a response. They could have easily ignored my email or responded that their license agreements are private.

I think the difference with Bookeen is they did the development work to get Mobipocket working in their Boo reader. If you want Mobipocket to do the development work they probably want some assurance they're likely to see profits from it. I'm just speculating like everyone else in the thread though.

I doubt that Mobipocket would develop a reader for the Sony because they probably don't see future sales from the effort. I would view it as a benefit to the Sony customers so they can read the books they've already bought but Mobipocket would probably play second fiddle. The question you'd have to answer for Mobipocket is "If you wanted to buy Mobipocket why did you buy a Sony reader that you knew didn't support it?"

The alternative would be for them to allow Sony to do the development work and I'll go into business selling pig wings when Mobipocket does that.
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What suprises me a little is that some people have replied here to say how mobipocket will never play ball with Sony yet have not signed the petition !

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Isn't that the role of a Nay-Sayer , to never be productive. Anyhow I have signed the petition.

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