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Old 02-19-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Question on previously purchased content

Hi All -

I was wondering if anyone has any information on whether content from www.ebooks.com is DRM or if I will be able to send onto my Kindle when it arrives?

I purchased some books online - seeing lots of content, but after browsing here, I notice most people here use fictionwise - which has no DRM?

I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:02 AM   #2
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I was wondering if anyone has any information on whether content from www.ebooks.com is DRM or if I will be able to send onto my Kindle when it arrives?
If you click the "Help" link on the site it tells you that they sell three formats - Microsoft Reader, MobiPocket, and Adobe. All are DRM formats. With a little effort you can (if legal where you live) convert both Microsoft Reader and MobiPocket formats for the Kindle, but not the Adobe.

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I purchased some books online - seeing lots of content, but after browsing here, I notice most people here use fictionwise - which has no DRM?
Fictionwise sell books both with and without DRM; the description of an individual book on the Fictionwise site tells you which formats it's available in.
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harry - thanks for the feedback! i just wish i had read information on this forum prior to buying any content to begin with. i had planned on buying an e-reader, but never thought about content protection until i got really ready to plunck down the money. now i've got content that i won't be able to tranfer
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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Do you think if I sent the proprietary PDF format to the kindle, they will be able to convert it?
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Do you think if I sent the proprietary PDF format to the kindle, they will be able to convert it?
Unfortunately no.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:23 PM   #6
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Basically, stay away from PDF DRM or not.
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Old 02-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #7
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that stinks. i bought these books thinking that i was buying the sony reader. initially, i thought - i have to buy pdf b/c it supports pdf. now that i'm waiting for my kindle - i wish there was a way to break the drm! grr.
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If you had purchased Mobipocket, MS Reader, or eReader format, then you would have a chance to remove the DRM to convert. But seeing that you've purchased PDF, the only thing you can do is read it on your computer. So it's not a total loss.
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