Kindles, Calibre, and DRM

Discussion in 'Computers' started by boedicca, Jan 23, 2011.

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    Well, I have just discovered today that FRELLING AMAZON has put DRM on FREE BOOKS downloaded from the Kindle Store.

    What this means is that even though the books are free, I can't read them in the Calibre ereader.

    So, I deleted them all and redownloaded them from Project Gutenberg whilst watching the game.

    Lessons learned. Sadly, purchased content from Amazon for the Kindle will still have this problem. VV Annoying.
     
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    Viva Gutenberg!
     
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    The ownership of proprietary products are the bane of standards. This seems to happen whenever new tech comes out.

    Then it is time to wait until they all follow a single standard. DRM is a killer.
     

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