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Old 06-24-2011, 06:18 AM   #1
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Harry Potter E-Books to be DRM Free.

I just read on Ars Technica that instead of DRM she will use a watermarking feature on the files similiar to what I-Tunes uses.

Hopefully this leads to the end of DRM for E-Books.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #2
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That is good news. I have not yet bought a book with DRM and I have no plans to do so. I do want to buy these books and DRM would have been a deal breaker.
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I already have the HP books in epub, DRM-free, and in Spanish. Google is your friend.
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:40 AM   #4
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I already have the HP books in epub, DRM-free, and in Spanish. Google is your friend.


She missed the train.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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The fact that she purposely thumbed her nose at us for over a decade makes me just want to say, "MEH"! I might have read one of her HP books if she hadn't been such as ass about releasing eBooks. But as I've known for a long time she is no more than a business woman trying to make as much as she can off of her HP empire. And now that she decided to capitalize off of eBooks, she picks Sony to partner with. Sony, the company that least cares about its eBook customers, has the worst eBook library software and website, and sells eReaders which they don't support well with accessories. Anybody want to guess whether her eBooks will be true digital text or scanned images? I wouldn't be surprised to see scanned images!
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #6
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I do not plan on buying any of the Harry Potter books. They are not really my taste. I was just interested in the fact that she was going to sell them DRM free.

As far as the Sony stuff. I like my Sony readers and dont have any trouble with their software or store. I am a little irritated about the accessories situation though. There is basically no selection out there for cases for my 950.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:58 AM   #7
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There is basically no selection out there for cases for my 950.
Apparently at least some Nook Color and Kindle 2 cases fit the 950.
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DRM free is <3

She'll have to write some new books though for me to buy them
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:30 AM   #9
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She missed the train.
Maybe for the 'clued up' readers

But I'm sure there will be countless others who will buy the Harry Potter eBooks just because they are there, so don't worry I'm sure Ms Rowling will make a bundle out of releasing them in this format.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:26 AM   #10
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Maybe for the 'clued up' readers

But I'm sure there will be countless others who will buy the Harry Potter eBooks just because they are there, so don't worry I'm sure Ms Rowling will make a bundle out of releasing them in this format.
Oh, you are right. She definitely will.

She won't get another penny from me though.
I have two and 1/3 of HP sets. 1 and 1/3 of which are special editions. Enough is enough
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I admit I'll probably buy them if only to have legal versions and since I am a bit of a fan. I only have 1 set of them, most of which cost $4 at Half Price Books. We would always buy the latest one as a family and stay up for hours after the release reading it out loud to each other until eventually falling asleep and whoever woke up first got to finish it before handing it off to someone else in the family.

I have really fond memories of reading the sixth book in particular. I was living in northwestern Wyoming at the time of its release and 2 of my sisters were visiting We got the book in the mail on the day of it's release and would read it aloud in the car while driving to Yellowstone, during the evenings while camping at Yellowstone, and then on the drive home to Texas. Dumbledore's final scene came right as we were driving into Dallas and we all got a bit teary eyed. Ah, memories. Yes, I'll go ahead and fork over the money for legal drm-free copies of HP. It's worth it.
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you do sound remarkably like a jilted lover.
It is not that difficult to say something negative about any of the companies that are active in the ebook market. Who should she rather partner with? With "you may read our ebooks on any reader as long as it is a Kindle" Amazon?
Rowling has a global audience and she therefore needs a partner that can cater to such an audience. The world of Amazon consists of the US and Canada, parts of Europe and Japan. No other ebook markets in languages apart from English and German. That's it. Not very global.
Anyway, the site is probably much more about merchandising of all sorts of stuff than just about ebooks. Sony can also provide console games etc. That's going to make much more money than just the books.
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Oh, you are right. She definitely will.

She won't get another penny from me though.
I have two and 1/3 of HP sets. 1 and 1/3 of which are special editions. Enough is enough
Nor me. I have only ever bought one of the books, that being the last one, but I've read them all.

To be honest I have no desire to read them again, but if they keep Sony in the reader market then that has to be a good thing.
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