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Old 10-30-2008, 07:20 PM   #46
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Not jumping on your post, Bob, just jumping in. Of course, ALL of this can be avoided if you avoid DRM. I know it doesn't really need to be said, but the fact that people are going through all this is ridiculous. It's not anybodies fault, I blame Sony.
What you say is true of course. But doesn't solve the problem. There is a different between ideal and reality. We have to be pragmatic about these things. The solution to selling your Sony including the ebooks in your account is NOT don't buy any eBooks from Sony in the first place.

But, I do try to avoid DRM if I can, if not at least avoid types I can work around or remove.

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Old 10-31-2008, 02:26 AM   #47
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I don't think you can really blame Sony for the DRM fiasco...the publishers won't sell their books without DRM, and Sony wouldn't sell nearly as many readers without someway for owners to purchase the more popular current releases.

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I don't think you can really blame Sony for the DRM fiasco...the publishers won't sell their books without DRM, and Sony wouldn't sell nearly as many readers without someway for owners to purchase the more popular current releases.

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Yes I agree, but it's a chicken and egg problem that DRM makes worst. I haven't brought a book from Sony, so I'm guessing here that you can't just download the LRx and leave it on the sony after you deactivate the account that the sony is linked to?

In that case, my solution is to convert the LRx (if there is a way, I'll find one if there is a need) to a nice non-DRM format and sell it that way.

If it's not in the EULA or whatever, ignore it. Click though licenses are not valid, and I think there is court precedent on that.


The authors and the publishers and SONY unfortunately don't realize that DRM only hurts the customers, nobody else. I realize that they need to sell books to put books on the market (legitimately) but playing the game by their rules causes disproportionate trouble. I don't know what the solution is.

Anyway, that's my input, covert the LRX or LRF (I did lowercase x to include both) to txt or rtf or something. If that's troublesome, I'll get right on figuring out how.
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