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PostPosted: Wednesday, 29.Sep.2010 11:40    Post subject: Maemo and Kindle   Reply with quote   

Hi guys,

is there an application for Maemo that would make it possible to read amazon e-books? Amazon has its Kindle's version for iOs, android, etc., but not for maemo.
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PostPosted: Wednesday, 29.Sep.2010 13:58    Post subject: Re: Maemo and Kindle   Reply with quote   

Woj2007 wrote:
is there an application for Maemo that would make it possible to read amazon e-books? Amazon has its Kindle's version for iOs, android, etc., but not for maemo.


There is but as far as I remeber we are not allowed to talk about theese things (i.E. DRM stripping) on My-Maemo.

May I suggest the MobileRead Forums where the rules are just a tiny bit laxer.

Martin

PS: I hope I did not break the rules allready…
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PostPosted: Wednesday, 29.Sep.2010 16:27    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

You did not break any rules and I don't think that stripping DRM is against our rules.

My goal on this site has always been protecting intellectual property (and thus I'm not sure where your irony comes from as being a developer you should actually appreciate it).

But removing DRM itself is *NOT* a violation of anyone's intellectual property. Only using stolen content on such unprotected device would be, so I wouldn't accept e.g. posting links to commercial e-books distributed for free.

Two different things.

The same way I don't have anything against emulators and I include them in my Software catalogs, but I don't accept posting links to copyrighted ROMs or commercial software titles which can be used in these emulators.

I hope it's clear now.
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PostPosted: Wednesday, 29.Sep.2010 19:34    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

I used kindleforpc to buy books and then unswindle to unprotect it and read them on my n900. Success has also been reported with skindle.
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PostPosted: Wednesday, 29.Sep.2010 19:44    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Michal Jerz wrote:
My goal on this site has always been protecting intellectual property (and thus I'm not sure where your irony comes from as being a developer you should actually appreciate it).


Well, we have the same opinion here. BTW: I sell my software without DRM because I think that DRM only hurts honest customers.

Of course I only mobidedrm-ed books which I own fair and square. And i live in a country where this is legal. The joy of living in the last direct democracy on the planet. I probably change my nationality as well - direct democracy is so cool.

debernardis wrote:
I used kindleforpc to buy books and then unswindle to unprotect it and read them on my n900. Success has also been reported with skindle.


Was unswindle not the tool to change the filetype from kinlde to mobipocket? Which are basically the same anyway. But it would not actually remove the DRM.

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PostPosted: Monday, 10.Oct.2011 15:01    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Michal Jerz wrote:

But removing DRM itself is *NOT* a violation of anyone's intellectual property.


However, unfortunately, it can still be a violation of laws and regulations in some countries.
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PostPosted: Tuesday, 11.Oct.2011 03:05    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Hmmm.... thanks for reminding my post from mid 2010 Wink
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PostPosted: Tuesday, 11.Oct.2011 07:47    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

Michal Jerz wrote:
Hmmm.... thanks for reminding my post from mid 2010 Wink


Don't know why the thread popped up in my unread list. For some reason it did, and I didn't check the date (as I thought it, or at least the last reply) was new.

I only read using the "View posts since last visit" -link.
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PostPosted: Tuesday, 11.Oct.2011 16:12    Post subject:   Reply with quote   

And I started this thread only to learn about a LEGAL possibility/app to read amazon books on N900, ie. about some kindle reader for Maemo, just like the one for iPad. Instead, a discussion on intellectual property raised Smile
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