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Questions tagged [drm]

Digital rights management (DRM) is a class of technologies that are used by hardware manufacturers, publishers, copyright holders, and individuals with the intent to control the use of digital content and devices after sale. - Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management

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DRM free book shop

I have just started to explore book market for English literature. I found that all of the big sellers use DRM. It's extremely inconvenient for me, as I have gotten used to the DRM-free Russian Ebook ...
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DRM removal for rental or liobrary EPUB

We have legal right to remove DRM from EPUB due to educational status for LD & VI student population. Have no issues removing DRM From standard AZW & EPUB using Calibre add-on. However, ...
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Amazon Read versus Google Play books

How does read.amazon.com compare to play.google.com for ebooks? While I have a Kindle this would lead me more towards Amazon, Google seems to give more full samples and the cloud reader is less laggy....
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How to read a Kindle e-book on an un-registered Kindle

If I buy the kindle version of: CCENT ICND1 Study Guide: Exam 100-105 3rd Edition, Kindle Edition How is that "delivered"? To read on a Kindle device would I then need to register the device in ...
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What are the negatives of linking a Kindle to an account?

What are the cons to register a Kindle with an Amazon account? Not so much whether a Kindle is usable, nor whether account is required but, once account is linked to a device, what then are the ...
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kindle unlimited collection

What is the kindle unlimited collection? When searching Amazon with "kindle unlimited eligible" checked not all search results seem to be actually kindle unlimited. How can this category be searched ...
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purchasing Kindle e-books and content through a VPN

While I see that it's possible to use a Kindle without an Amazon account, because some content cannot be purchased, depending on the country, can a VPN be used to purchase Kindle e-books from Amazon ...
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How can I move an iBook off an iPad for a different eReader?

I introduced my dad to eBooks by showing him the App Store's collection on an author he was a fan of and he noted how there were books he didn't know of. despite being requested by my mum to ...
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Are ebooks on Google Play always encumbered with DRM?

I'd like to know if ebooks bought on Google Play are always encumbered with DRM, even when the publisher is selling them in a DRM-free version1. As an example, Newton Compton, an italian publisher, ...
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Are DRM location sensitive?

It is quite frequent that a book available for sale in North America is not available in Europe, and conversely. However, it is quite legal to buy a book on one continent and to carry it with you when ...
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E_ADEPT_DOCUMENT_TYPE_UNKNOWN error in fulfilling a .acsm file

I bought an ebook from Google Play Books: I may browse it from within Google Play; I can download the .acsm file (either for epub or for pdf version); but when I try to open it in Adobe Digital ...
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Is there any way to remove DRM from DAISY ebooks?

DAISY is a digital ebook format designed for blind and disabled people. There are two kinds of DAISY books, "open" books which can be freely read by anyone, and "protected" books which have DRM and ...
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Get error when I try to upload book to kindle

I've just received a kindle. I bought a book on Google Play Book. I downloaded the book from play book in .ascn, converted to PDF with the adobe program, removed the DRM. Now I have a working PDF (...
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transfer ebooks protected by DRM to a new device — how?

Imagine I have put some protected by DRM ebooks into a computer; imagine this computer becomes old or breaks, so that I have to change it, but I have forgot the chosen ID; how can I read these ebooks ...
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How do I download DRM-free books from Amazon?

In a previous question, When shopping for ebooks on Amazon how do I tell if they have DRM?, it is explained that DRM-free ebooks on Amazon are characterized by the "Product Details" item: "...
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What are criteria for determining whether an ebook file is pirated or non-infringing?

After reading an earlier question which was marked closed as off-topic, ( Many sites propose free or cheap ebooks? Which are legitimate? ) I want to ask it in a different way. What are some ...
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Has Apple’s FairPlay DRM been cracked?

I am not asking how. I am asking the binary Yes/No question of whether Apple’s FairPlay DRM copy-protection as used on their iBooks ebook content is known to have been cracked/broken/breached, citing ...
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Share directly transferred books with Kid Account

I have a new Paperwhite Kindle that I have used Calibre to manage directly transferring my ebooks. I setup a Kid Account for one of my children. When selecting book for my child to read I can only ...
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How to confirm if ePub is DRM'ed ? Kobo Aura HD possibly refusing to read DRM-free ePub

I've got an ePub file that I'm quite certain has no DRM on it. It's a DRM-free book bought from O'Reilly. However, my Kobo Aura HD is refusing to use it, saying that it's Adobe DRM'ed and I have to ...
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Is there any way to transfer my 500 or so strong Nook library to my new Kindle Paperwhite?

For the time being, let's disregard such niceties as laws and copyright regulations. I would like to know, basic step by basic step, how to take my nook books and move them to my PC, remove the DRM, ...
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Adobe digital edition

I want to create website for ebook vendor sell own ebook, And i looking for method for protect ebook, and i found adobe digital edition which can solve this because reader have to identify device with ...
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Are ebooks licensed only to a certain email address?

I have Adobe Digital Editions installed on my computer. Adobe Digital Editions is tied to my Adobe ID email address, oldemail@domain.com. Over the past several years, I have purchased several (non-...
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eBook Portfolio / Resume

Has anyone created an eBook portfolio to attract clients? I have been working at a publishing house and have converted many titles (some complex and impressive) and am wondering what is the best way ...
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Can I transfer my Purchased Nook library to Kindle or other Service?

I have a Nook account and library with over 100 purchased titles. I really would like to take advantage of some of the features of the Kindle Fire but I do not want to give up my current library ...
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how to secure documents with personal DRM

Is it possible to secure my own documents with some kind of DRM so that they can only be read by a specific person?
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How can I verify that the statistics provided by an DIY publisher are accurate?

We want to publish an (e)book through an DIY publishing company. (We haven't choose one yet). How can we verify/be sure/cross-check that sell statistics of the publisher is accurate? For example, we ...
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Can Kobo's drm be removed from their ebooks?

Kobo books are hidden in file explorer lists and don't appear in the Calibre library when the device is connected to a PC. Is there any way of (1) making them visible and (2) removing Kobo's DRM so ...
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SDK to create adobe id

Does anybody know how to create adobe ids from some api or sdk? I have been looking for a while but I did not found anything yet
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How widely used is Social DRM?

I know through past questions and some researching that the four most widely used DRM formats for e-books are: Amazon's DMR, Adobe's Adept DRM, Apple's Fairplay, and Marlin's. I am just wondering ...
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How do I liberate ebooks from Kindle device? [duplicate]

I have a Kindle ebook reader. How can I liberate ebooks that are stored on it? (transfer to my PC and make them readable on any device). Also, I tried copying my ebooks to Kindle directly, but they ...
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Are Tor Ebooks DRM Free?

Tor has made a few statements in the past about going DRM Free. Does that carry through to downstream retailers? If I buy a Tor book on Amazon (marketed as a Kindle book) or on Barnes and Noble (...
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When the Sony Reader Store moves to Kobo will Kobo begin showing DRM?

Rather disappointing discovery. I just made my first purchase from the Sony Reader Store https://ebookstore.sony.com because a series of books I was looking for could only be found there without DRM. ...
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Are there any ebook search engines?

Are there any websites that work like ebook search engines, where you can perform a search over multiple stores and have the results sortable and/or filterable for file format, price, presence of DRM, ...
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How to tell if a book from Kobo Store has DRM?

When shopping from Kobo Store, how can one determine if a book is encumbered with DRM? And also to determine what kind of DRM is used? I.E., there is an italian publisher called Newton & Compton ...
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How do I shop for only DRM free books on Amazon?

I know how to tell if a book on Amazon is DRM free. There are lots of ways to sort, and filter books to just ones I am interested in on Amazon. I want to also be able to limit to books that I would ...
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How does Adobe Digital Editions work with Kobo's DRM?

In some occasional cases, books purchased from the Kobo store must be read or run through Adobe's Digital Editions software. What is the benefit to this requirement, why use Digital Editions ...
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Can I legally remove DRM from ebooks I have purchased if I live in Canada?

I live in Canada, and I currently use a Sony Reader. My family keeps giving me Chapters/Indigo gift cards to buy books with, which used to be great when I had a Kobo reader and could get ebooks that ...
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How can I personalize each copy of a PDF to add the reader's name or email address to each page?

To discourage readers from uploading it to public file-sharing sites, I'd like to personalize each copy of a PDF document to embed some identifying information to each page. I'm thinking of something ...
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Is “soft DRM” a viable option?

For "soft DRM" I mean a sort of watermark (for example, a section stating "This book has been bought by Jane Doe from ACME Inc") which does not protect the book from being copied but states who is the ...
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What are advantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author?

What are advantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author? Clearly some authors think that there are advantages of using DRM since they publish DRM-protected books, when they have an option ...
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What are risks and disadvantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author?

What are risks and disadvantages of publishing DRM-protected books for an author? Clearly some authors think that there are disadvantages of using DRM since they publish books without (e.g. Eric ...
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What are the advantages, risks and possible disadvantages of buying ebooks with DRM?

What are the advantages, possible drawbacks or potential risks of buying ebooks with DRM (from the readers perspective, compared to non-DRM books)? Is DRM a good or a bad thing for readers? Does ...
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How does DRM impact the sales of eBooks?

DRM (Digital rights management) is a somewhat controversial anti-piracy measure. There are strong arguments on both sides of the debate, this question is not about the should/shouldn't debate. It ...
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If a book doesn't have DRM does that mean it is OK to give a copy to my friend to read?

I downloaded a book that does not have DRM (Digital rights management), I did not have to pay anything for it. Does this mean it is OK to give a copy of the book to my friend? Note: This question is ...
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What kinds of DRM are used in eBooks? Is it possible to purchase DRM free eBooks?

I am a beginner to eBooks, and as somebody who has been "outside" of eBooks I've only ever heard of Amazon's Kindle and seen a variety of options for purchase on Google Play. I have recently ...
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Is it possible to self-publish ebooks with DRM?

I've created software to generate valid ebooks from HTML/XML and auxillary files (metadata, cover artwork, etc.) The software produces books in both the ePub and MobiPocket formats and does everthing ...
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When shopping for ebooks on Amazon how do I tell if they have DRM?

Some books sold on Amazon have DRM and some do not. But "DRM" is not listed anyplace on the book descriptions that I have been able to find. How can I know before I buy an ebook from Amazon if it ...
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Are DRM free ebooks considered a better quality ebook? [closed]

Many authors, editors, and publishers appear to feel they should wrap a DRM around their ebook. However, a DRM can be removed from an ebook which appears to only cause an annoyance to the purchaser. ...
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How to discover/work around a limited number of devices for Kindle ebooks?

After reading Nathan's answer to this question, I was surprised that there was a limit on the number of devices you can download book to. I'm assuming this is controlled by Amazon but I would like to ...
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What rights do I have to eBooks I purchase in the U.S.A. as a U.S. citizen?

Is there a government or industry site or document that specifies eBook rights? Examples of what I'd like to know include: Can I duplicate the book onto multiple devices I own? Can I duplicate the ...