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Old 11-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Current Economist has article Describing Calibre as a DRM removal tool

Hi Kovid,

You might want to check out the current "The Economist" magazine issue. It has a short article on ebook DRM that incorrectly describes Calibre as a tool to remove ebook DRM.

They never mention it is actually a highly useful ebook catalog, database, and conversion tool that does *not* do DRM removal.

They really should have pointed this out and explained that although *unsupported* third-party DRM removal plugins do exist, these DRM removal tools work just as well outside of Calibre and therefore do not require Calibre at all.

Another example of really shoddy journalism in my opinion. I always thought "The Economist" was better than that.

Perhaps a letter to the editor setting the facts straight is called for?

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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I already sent them a letter to the editor and they have corrected the article. Every time I read an article from a journalist on a subject about which I happen to know something, my respect for the profession falls another notch.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:38 AM   #3
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Every time I read an article from a journalist on a subject about which I happen to know something, my respect for the profession falls another notch.
The question is: How low can your respect for journalists and politicians go?

The American Congress has a less than 10% favorability rating yet most Americans will reelect the same people they disfavor. Who does that say more about? The politicians or the voters?

Similarly, our distaste for some journalists doesn't stop us from watching their reports or reading their stories.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:17 AM   #4
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Personally, I've gone from reading three weekly news magazines and a daily paper to just one weekly news magazine, and I dont know if even that will continue for much longer. If I need a list of current events, I get that from online sources, and I no longer feel that most long form journalism is worth even the few minutes it takes to read it, I prefer primary sources, when available. Of course, there are occasional articles that prove me wrong
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:45 AM   #5
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The error has been corrected in the online story:
http://www.economist.com/news/intern...hors-pick-book
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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I already sent them a letter to the editor and they have corrected the article. Every time I read an article from a journalist on a subject about which I happen to know something, my respect for the profession falls another notch.
In that case I will put away my keyboard.

Seriously though, i've even lost respect for some well-respected names. David Pogue, for example, doesn't care to bother to distinguish between frontlight and backlight in the newer ereaders. He keeps saying backlight when he knows better.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:54 AM   #7
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Old 11-07-2012, 12:15 PM   #8
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Or when you are the interviewee and your quotation is used in an incorrect/distorted context
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I do believe this statement to be false, "David Price, head of piracy intelligence at NetNames, a brand-protection firm, says no DRM system has yet remained uncracked." as Sony's LRF was never 'reported' as being cracked.
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I've also seen no mention yet of Kobo's ePub format (kEpub) being cracked yet.
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I've also seen no mention yet of Kobo's ePub format (kEpub) being cracked yet.
Export the Epub as Adobe DE Epub. Crack that. Done.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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I do believe this statement to be false, "David Price, head of piracy intelligence at NetNames, a brand-protection firm, says no DRM system has yet remained uncracked." as Sony's LRF was never 'reported' as being cracked.
That could be because anyone who wanted to strip DRM bought MSReader, not Sony BBeB. Sony's crappy ebookstore was best avoided.
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Export the Epub as Adobe DE Epub. Crack that. Done.
Um.... but it's not quite the same. I believe there are some books NOT available in ePub format from Kobo; also you are not exporting the material, you are downloading it from the Kobo Books website.
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Personally, I've gone from reading three weekly news magazines and a daily paper to just one weekly news magazine, and I dont know if even that will continue for much longer. If I need a list of current events, I get that from online sources, and I no longer feel that most long form journalism is worth even the few minutes it takes to read it, I prefer primary sources, when available. Of course, there are occasional articles that prove me wrong
Interesting, but then you are much younger than me, so it may well be a generational thing.

I prefer to read several newspapers and weekly news magazines (and numerous other magazines) in their paper form on a regular basis. For example, I have been a subscriber to The Economist for several decades and my current subscription runs to 2019. I would not think to get my news from online sources; I simply do not have the faith in them that I do have in certain print media.

I don't dispute that errors are made, such as was demonstrated by the Calibre article, but I don't see that online sources are error-free (can anyone really claim, for example, with a straight face, that Fox News' reporting is error-free?).

But I suspect my preference for the print media versions is grounded in my generational upbringing.
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