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Old 08-13-2009, 04:54 AM   #61
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Wrong - in Germany the act of removing a copy protection is considered a crime.
It is considered a crime, but there won't be any prosecution if you remove copy protection merely for private use. Though the copyright holder still may file for a civil action law suit.

So, if you remove DRM, just don't go out and brag about it. Simple as it is ...
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Old 08-13-2009, 04:58 AM   #62
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Well well well. Looks like I got it right!
I hope you're right about Number 3)
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Sorry folks, but this is just a smart business move against Amazon and it's all about money & power. Stop thinking of Sony like they're the Free Liberation Front. You're just changing one lock for another...
Never a truer word was spoken. And once we are down to a single monolithic format, is there anyone who really thinks that they won't come up with a more secure form of DRM?
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:34 AM   #65
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Never a truer word was spoken. And once we are down to a single monolithic format, is there anyone who really thinks that they won't come up with a more secure form of DRM?
The day i can't get rid of drm anymore, simple, i won't buy anymore. I'll read public domain, and go back to good old paper books for the rest.
Someone tried to put too restrictive drm on their stuff, it went badly (EA and spore anyone ?). Restrict your customers too much, and said customers will say "screw you !".
I sticked to buying cd's for music because of that, will do for e-books too.

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Never a truer word was spoken. And once we are down to a single monolithic format, is there anyone who really thinks that they won't come up with a more secure form of DRM?
Doesn't really matter if they do in that circumstance, does it? The whole point about having a single "industry standard" format is that you can then freely move your books between devices, so DRM becomes irrelevent.
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I hope you're right about Number 3)
This has been confirmed as well.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:42 AM   #68
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The day i can't get rid of drm anymore, simple, i won't buy anymore. I'll read public domain, and go back to good old paper books for the rest.
Someone tried to put too restrictive drm on their stuff, it went badly (EA and spore anyone ?). Restrict your customers too much, and said customers will say "screw you !".
I sticked to buying cd's for music because of that, will do for e-books too.
Exactly. I buy CDs and rip them into iTunes then play them on my iPod. I bought one album from the iTunes store once. When I got a new computer and tried to move it, it wouldn't let me.

[Edited] you iTunes store, hello again dear old Sanity.

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This has been confirmed as well.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:43 AM   #70
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Exactly. I buy CDs and rip them into iTunes then play them on my iPod. I bought one album from the iTunes store once. When I got a new computer and tried to move it, it wouldn't let me.

[Edited] you iTunes store, hello again dear old Sanity.
Sounds as if you didn't have both PCs registered to the same iTunes account. If you do so, you can freely move content between them.

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Ah, well, that's possible - but it's still too much trouble.
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This is tough for those remaining PRS-500 owners, but strategically I think it's clearly the right thing to do. Kudos to Sony.
The PRS-300 seems to have hardware specification very similar to PRS-500. Who knows, perhaps we are going to see a new firmware for PRS-500 after all.
If they really stop selling lrx e-books there *will* be a strong reaction from owners of "good ole 500s". Not that I buy anything from Sony store that is priced more than $0, but still ...
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The PRS-300 seems to have hardware specification very similar to PRS-500. Who knows, perhaps we are going to see a new firmware for PRS-500 after all.
If they really stop selling lrx e-books there *will* be a strong reaction from owners of "good ole 500s". Not that I buy anything from Sony store that is priced more than $0, but still ...
It would be great if they retro-fitted the 500's with ePub support through a firmware update. And if they did it would be a smart move; more people to buy from them, more people not buying from Amazon
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Exactly. I buy CDs and rip them into iTunes then play them on my iPod. I bought one album from the iTunes store once. When I got a new computer and tried to move it, it wouldn't let me.

F**k you iTunes store, hello again dear old Sanity.
Actually i wish to see them try.
I mean ubisoft went very restrictive, complain complain complain, next game had no DRM.

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