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Old 04-08-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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Add a Tag to DRM-Free Kindle ebooks

In A Campaign to Organize Against DRM on teleread, Stephen Windwalker suggests several tactics including:
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· Search for “DRM-Free” when searching or browsing the Kindle Store. Although it will take a while for Kindle publishers and rightsholders in any significant number to add this descriptor to their e-books, this campaign will seek to influence them to make such titles a significant portion of the Kindle Store’s offerings.

· Use the “tag” feature in the Kindle Store’s search architecture to tag titles as DRM-Free when applicable, and add your DRM-Free tag to titles that already have it.
This is a simple approach to putting teeth in Amazon's claim that they are agnostic about DRM. The difficultly, though, is identifying the DRM-free ebooks - but see Kindle Books From Amazon Without DRM. Note that Stephen suggests "DRM-free" but tags appear to be all lowercase so I used drm-free. Standard searches don't seem to be case sensitive. In addition, voting for an existing drm-free tag helps its prominence although I suggest only doing this if you know for sure it is drm-free.

It would be nice to do something similar for TOPAZ ebooks, but searching for topaz already finds a small number of Kindle books from the publisher Topaz.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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What about using "tpz" as the tag?
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:10 PM   #3
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The problem is tags can't be removed if the product changes.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:39 AM   #4
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I like the idea of tagging DRM-free Kindle books. Also, if people come across any with this tag, I'd appreciate it if they added them to the "Kindle Books From Amazon Without DRM" thread.
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Old 04-11-2009, 03:44 PM   #5
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How can you tell if they are DRM free unless you try to use them on a different device?
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Old 04-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #6
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How can you tell if they are DRM free
I have a python script, kindledrm.py, see Kindle Books From Amazon Without DRM.
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If they work in Mobipocket Reader (after changing .azw to .mobi or .prc), they don't have DRM.
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