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Old 11-23-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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eBooks: What to read on which reader? El Reg

A great article on The Register regarding availibility of e-books and e-book formats.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/11/22/ebook_content/

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eBook readers will be everywhere this Christmas, in the shops if not under the trees, but even publishers don't seem to know what books one can read on the things.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Then we have Adobe's Digital Editions, which uses ePub for layout. Adobe also provides a PC client, and manufacturers of eBook readers can pay around $75,000 for a licence as long as they also agree not to include Mobipocket or Kindle software on the device: Adobe wants the field to itself.
Funny, my understanding is that it's always been the exact opposite -- Mobipocket/Amazon wouldn't let you license their DRM (not that they're even licensing it out anymore) if you wanted to use it in conjunction with any other company's DRM. From what I know, Adobe doesn't have that stipulation. Oh wait, silly me. It's the Register. I should've known that they wouldn't get things right...
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Funny, my understanding is that it's always been the exact opposite -- Mobipocket/Amazon wouldn't let you license their DRM (not that they're even licensing it out anymore) if you wanted to use it in conjunction with any other company's DRM. From what I know, Adobe doesn't have that stipulation. Oh wait, silly me. It's the Register. I should've known that they wouldn't get things right...
Can the Register be sued for this kind of mistake? Its active disinformation that could result in financial loss for Adobe and those manufacturers supporting its format.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:43 PM   #4
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Can the Register be sued for this kind of mistake? Its active disinformation that could result in financial loss for Adobe and those manufacturers supporting its format.
This is El Reg - good luck suing them .
By the way, did anyone ping them on this? Articles can be commented (registration required I think).
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Can the Register be sued for this kind of mistake? Its active disinformation that could result in financial loss for Adobe and those manufacturers supporting its format.
Suing them? Don't you think that simply telling them that they've made an error would be a rather more constructive move?
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