Break Kindle's DRM • 15 January 2011 • The SnowBlog

Break Kindle's DRM

I'm just noticing this now, despite the fact it's dated 01/01/2010, because I only just saw a link on lifehacker about it. But here's a semi-complex method for stripping the copy protection and access-control from Kindle books. I'm guessing that very few people could be bothered with something that's still reasonably involved. But if someone packaged up the software nicely and made it a one-click operation then maybe it would catch on. What do you'all think? Is this going to be like the downloading crazes of the early Noughties? Or are the book-reading public a bit too civilised for mass piracy?


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