|01-29-2011, 07:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Sony 900BC
ebooks from google store
I have done a search in several thread and forums and can't seem to find the answer, so hopefully, somone can help me.
Does Google Ebook store sells DRM free books? I have heard both, that they do and that they don't.
I know they have books for the Sony (I have the 900), but I can't figure out if they have or do not have DRM.
They have some that I want but . . .
I am just now buying ebooks and I am going to do my best to buy at stores that do not support DRM.
I know that there are a lot of free books and I have downloaded a LOT, but some I have to buy.
So, does Google sell only DRM'd or both, those with and those without, and how do I tell the difference?
|01-29-2011, 11:58 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Chicago, IL
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Sony PRS-650, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7
I have not purchased from Google yet but I suspect that anything still in copyright will have DRM attached to it. Any public domain books will probably not have DRM.
|01-30-2011, 12:15 AM||#3|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
Google has a huge number of out of copyright (e.g. published in the US before 1923) ebooks that are free. These are all DRM-free.
If they are selling ebooks from major publishers, they will have Adobe DRM - just as they would from the Sony Store.
They do sell other ebooks without DRM. From DRM options for Google eBooks downloads
My guess is that their “oreilly books” are DRM-free, but if so I can't tell this from the book description. O'Reilly computer books are DRM-free when bought from O'Reilly and have DRM when bought from the Kindle Store. So it would not be a definitive test.
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