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  •  not so easy to convert (0+ / 0-)

    Yes, it's possible to "free"  book from DRM, but I've tried and it's a pain. On a PC anyway you need several bits of funky software, and the output (a pdf file) can have annoying formatting issues.

    However, I think that many popular ebooks are available for download on Pirate Bay, which bypasses the hassle, and underscores the subversive nature of TPB, which I approve of.

    I think there are so few ebook "pirates" partly because of the hassle of making copies, the ease of use on multiple devices (especially kindle, which works on nearly everything), and the more "law abiding" nature of ereading demographics.

    History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx

    by quill on Fri May 31, 2013 at 07:03:16 AM PDT

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