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Old 10-25-2010, 06:17 AM   #1
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Can anyone please describe how DRM for ebook readers works? As an IT professional I need to understand how it work.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:24 AM   #2
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRM_%28...ing%29#E-books

Does that help? Or do you need a explanation?
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:24 AM   #3
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Excellent disucssion on a topical level of DRM, does a great job of describing what DRM is and the different competiting formats and helps a lot , but what I am looking for is a lower level of udnerstanding. When a customer purchases and downloads a DRMed ebook to say a Kindle how does the Kindle go about reading the file? I understand that the process is similar to a PKI certificates, in fact I am told that's exactly how DRM works.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:41 AM   #4
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So, you need us to "dumb" it down, so your customers will understand it?

As i understand it, DRM is like Copyright. It prevents people from copying the e-books and posting them on the net, so people can download them and read them for free.
It also restricts useractions when reading it. Some Ebooks have strict DRM restrictions; No printing the ebook, no copying, etc., While some have less strict DRM, allowing those things.
The Kindle would use Mobipocket or Topaz format ebooks, with Amazon's DRM.
The programs that you ned to view an E-book is either Microsoft Reader, or Adobe Reader, and depending on the version of Adobe Reader/Microsoft Reader, you can read both DRM resricted Ebooks, and Ebooks without DRM restrictions.
DRM can also be used to restrict access to certain E-books; For instance, Amazon forbid certain Ebooks though DRM.

Hope i helped a littlebit, and that this was what you actually wanted to know ;D (So that i haven't been reading and writing in vain for 10 minutes)
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