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Old 01-08-2017, 12:40 PM   #856
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With any DRM system, the end user (or the end user's equipment) must be given the decryption key.
That's the point. Compromise the mechanism that manages the keys and you render irrelevant the strength of the rest of the system.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:31 PM   #857
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I figure this is a good time to restate clearly, for the benefit of newbies, and people who don't know any better, like small children or journalists:

All the talk on these forums about DRM and encryption is concerned with making use of stuff we ALREADY have legitimate access to. The tools mentioned don't work unless we ALREADY have the proper keys to read the files.
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Old 01-08-2017, 02:53 PM   #858
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I figure this is a good time to restate clearly, for the benefit of newbies, and people who don't know any better, like small children or journalists:

All the talk on these forums about DRM and encryption is concerned with making use of stuff we ALREADY have legitimate access to. The tools mentioned don't work unless we ALREADY have the proper keys to read the files.
Or in other words:

You can only remove DRM from books you bought yourself. If you ripped an encrypted book off of the internet, the DeDRM-tools won't help you.
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:05 PM   #859
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What page was it that the topic last fit the contents of the thread?
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:21 PM   #860
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Does it matter?

If a new version of the DeDRM tools comes out, the thread will be on-topic again
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Old 01-08-2017, 10:04 PM   #861
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I don't know how it is where you are, or where JSWolf is, but in the Netherlands it's indeed almost impossible these days to have internet, and not have Wifi. Every internet modem provided since the last 10 years or so that I have seen, has Wifi and a router built in.
IDK about the Netherlands, but there are certainly a lot of people elsewhere whose internet access consists only of 3G/4G on a phone, which may not have hotspot capability.
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Old 01-09-2017, 01:44 AM   #862
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Which ADE version do I need?

I don't know where to ask this question because I didn't get many search results on Adobe Digital Editions but since this is related to Calibre et al - I just got a new pc - Win10 Pro, (don't laugh, replaced a Vista machine (which worked just fine mostly, except when it crashed on a regular basis, anywho)) and I've redownloaded the latest Calibre/Alf and have a question about which version of ADE I should download. I had 2.0.1 and I remember way back when that was was the one to have because there were issues with later versions and when I checked Adobe, it's up to version 4 something. I did find the 2.0.1 page to download from and I wanted to check if that's still the one I should use instead of upgrading to 4? I'm sorry if this the completely wrong place to ask this but it is sort of related. I only have a few epub books but with AllRomance biting the dust, I may have to shop at Kobo occasionally again.

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:55 AM   #863
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The newer versions of the ADE haven't been deDRM'd. So, if your goal is to remove the DRM from your ePubs so you can read them on whatever device you want, you're safest using 2.0.1.
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Old 01-09-2017, 02:29 AM   #864
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Hm, OK.

In the Netherlands, you *can't* buy your own modem when you're on cable. (You can with some forms of DSL.)

We have only got one cable provider left, AFAIK (Ziggo), and the problem they often face is people complaining about the Wifi range. People (still) expect a single router to reach the entire house. That was probably possible in 2001, but not in 2016.

Wifi is so hard to get stable around here, especially when you're in an apartment, that I only use cables for everything, except for my phone, tablet, and laptop.
Actually, a single router works for us. We only got the second one to insure a good range in the garden (but we pulled cables to every single room in the house when we were rebuilding so all "fixed" devices have a "fixed" connection).


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In the US there are entire swaths of the country that rely on dialup; rural and very small towns. (Low population density.)
This reminds me of a remark I heard (again) just this morning on a Dutch radio show: the USA is still a developing country!

I wasn't sure, but apparently there are still 5 providers in the Netherlands that actually offer dialup... (one is a major one, the other 4 I've never heard of before).
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Old 01-09-2017, 03:58 AM   #865
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Hm, OK.

In the Netherlands, you *can't* buy your own modem when you're on cable. (You can with some forms of DSL.))
Not yet, but that's going to change soon-ish: https://zoek.officielebekendmakingen...-2016-524.html.

Ziggo will probably have to be dragged into this kicking and screaming, but they will have to comply with this.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:02 PM   #866
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We have a Lounge forum that is great for talking about non ereader tech issues such as WiFi, ISPs and Modems.

Let's keep this thread on topic.

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Old 01-09-2017, 09:35 PM   #867
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The newer versions of the ADE haven't been deDRM'd. So, if your goal is to remove the DRM from your ePubs so you can read them on whatever device you want, you're safest using 2.0.1.
Thank you, exactly what I needed to know.
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Old 01-10-2017, 10:01 AM   #868
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It's a bit hard to find if you don't know exactly where to look. It's under the ADE 3.0 download link.

You can find it on this page.
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It's a bit hard to find if you don't know exactly where to look. It's under the ADE 3.0 download link.

You can find it on this page.
Just remember, DO NOT DOWNLOAD ADE 3.0.
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Old 01-12-2017, 02:46 AM   #870
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I've just released a new version of the tools, v6.5.3

This does NOT add KFX support.

It does add an explicit warning if a KFX file is detected.
It also improves the obok plugin's detection of unusually encoded xml files.

(Obok fixes close issues #151, #156 and #162 at my github repository.)

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