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Old 02-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #76
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You're correct but this is insignificant since it applies to almost all (if not all) of the eink readers.
It's not insignificant - it's exactly the info I was looking for a few months ago when comparing ebook readers.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:52 PM   #77
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ARGH!!! I give up! (and have a feeling it will totally be a facepalm moment!) What is DRM?
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ARGH!!! I give up! (and have a feeling it will totally be a facepalm moment!) What is DRM?
DRM = "Digital Rights Management" it is various solutions used by publishers of ebooks (and software, and previously music and films) to limit your access to their products or dictate how they can be used. For example DRM can dictate which kind of device you can read the book on, how many devices, which specific devices, etc. DRM is also regularly responsible for people losing access to their library because of, for instance, having to reinstall their computer OS, or their (obsolete) device breaking and not being replaceable, or quite simply because the DRM content server or publisher decided to cut off access.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #79
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ARGH!!! I give up! (and have a feeling it will totally be a facepalm moment!) What is DRM?
DRM is "Digital Rights Management" or encryption. No facepalm required.
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Old 02-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #80
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DRM is "Digital Rights Management" or encryption.
thanks for the wiki link daffy.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:11 PM   #81
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uhhhh, ok, and thanks. Is there any sort of cookie sort of activity?
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:17 PM   #82
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uhhhh, ok, and thanks. Is there any sort of cookie sort of activity?
if the cookie activity you mean involves giving us a cookie for answering, i think there should be more of it.

if you mean a tracking cookie like some internet sites use, i believe it's a little more complex than that. usually, if i've understood correctly, drm is used to encrypt the file so that it cannot be opened without a specific key. the key can be contained in the device used to read the file, in the computer used to download the file, or in a program on that computer (for example, a MS Lit file with DRM can only be downloaded using MS Internet Explorer from a computer with an "activated" copy of the MS Lit reader application), and these keys are matched to keys encoded by the drm server. if the user's key is not present or doesn't match, the file cannot be opened.

it's rather complex and i don't know all the technical details but this is my understanding of the process.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:32 PM   #83
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And you can download them directly to your Kindle via our Mobi download guide, available as one of the options on the ebbok link on the blue bar. This contains a regularly-updated index of our mobi/prc books, with links to an immediate download.
Freakin awesome!! Thank for point this out. I keep saying this, but ill say it again lol. The people at this site are awesome.
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:38 PM   #84
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #85
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it's rather complex and i don't know all the technical details but this is my understanding of the process.
Close enough.

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And there is the facepalm I was worried about!

But, yeah, with the cookie bit, when I read about stuff failing, dying, blowing up... whatever... I wondered if that was due to cookies.
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DRM is "Digital Rights Management" or encryption. No facepalm required.
In the music realm we're fond of referring to it as "Digital Repression Management"...

Being fairly new to e-books, it never occurred to me that DRM could be an issue. It's not a huge issue with me, I won't be likely to want to shift formats after I've purchased a book. With music, well the first thing I do with a CD is rip it so I can put it on my music server.

I can now understand why it's an issue with some people though. One hopes that eventually Big Content will wake up and realize what a waste DRM really is.
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To date no one had been charged for this service but that does not mean it won't happen in the future.
Is this true? I find that fascinating. Of course, you have to email 30 documents to get the charge, is it just that people haven't emailed that many? Or have people emailed MORE than 30 documents and STILL not been charged?
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