Adobe Digital Editions: a Fraud!

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| I am not decided yet whose fraud is bigger: Adobe's one, or that of the
| e-book publishers who infamously market the digital content for Adobe Digital
| Editions as content for Adobe Reader?
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| [...]
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| You should therefore avoid e-books from HarperCollins, and be cautious: when
| the DRM'ed contents "fine-grained rights", it's unlikely to be a PDF (even if
| marketed as "Adobe Reader"), but something worse.
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http://beranger.org/index.php?page=d...tions-a-fraud-

Adobe Hits Record Revenues

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| Adobe is planning to buy back 30 million more shares than the 20 million
| authorized in April. At the end of November it had bought back 17.7 million
| shares.
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http://linux.sys-con.com/read/478885_p.htm


Related:

Mobipocket books on Kindle

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| We've known for some time already that Amazon's AZW files are actually Mobi
| files, but Amazon didn't share Kindle's Mobi PID which would allow one to buy
| encrypted Mobi books for Kindle. *
| Well, I've discovered the algorithm used to generate the PID and was able to
| use it on Fictionwise, but there was another catch. AZW files have a flag set
| in the DRM info which is not present in books bought from other vendors.
| After fixing that, I could read the book on Kindle. *
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http://igorsk.blogspot.com/2007/12/m...on-kindle.html


Don't let DRM get between you and a good book

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| Amazon Kindle (Swindle), Sony Reader (Sh-reader), and others are all
| competing to control how, what, and when we can read with their competing
| Digital Restrictions Management technologies. Let's let them know that we
| won't buy their ebook readers until they get rid of the DRM!
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http://www.defectivebydesign.org/DRMEbookFlyer


The Kindle Swindle

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| It seems that Amazon only cares to oppose DRM when they can profit from it,
| such as when they advertise their MP3's as "Play Anywhere, DRM-Free
| Downloads." The same is not true for Kindle ebooks. Perhaps if they were
| honest they would advertise their ebooks as "Play Only Here, DRM-Laden Kindle
| Ebooks." * *
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http://www.defectivebydesign.org/blog/1097