It's the book, not the software. ADE is telling you that the DRM settings
won't permit you to transfer the ebook to your SONY ereader.
If you open ADE in Library mode, you can hover your cursor over the small
arrow next to the ebook's name. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on
'Item Info' and you'll see a display of information about the ebook. The
DRM settings are about in the middle. I think you'll see 'Copying Not
You can go back to the library and speak with their technical folks to see
if they can or will change the DRM settings and permit you to download the
On Mon, Dec 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM, Triantiwontigongolope20 <
If the book was initially downloaded anonymously, you will receive the message that you reported getting when you attempt to transfer it to another location.
You'll likely need to either have the download activation reset, or you'll have to delete the title from ADE and re-download it. Either way, it's imperative that you have ADE properly authorized beforehand.
You're overlooking the digital rights that say copying is not allowed.
That right there will prevent you from using ADE to copy the ebook from its
library to an ereader.
It is definitely not an issue with DRM. It is an Overdrive Library book and I have checked the rights. They are opened to being copied.
Deauthorising the ereader and then transferring again worked temporarily though it's gone bad again now. I'm working with Overdrive to fix the problem and I'll post here when I have a definitive solution.
Try uninstalling ADE 2.0 and installing ADE 1.7.2. That seems to have resolved my similar issues.
Of course, there may be features of 2.0 you need; in which case copying the .epub file with a file manager is probably your best bet.
How is version 2.0 different from Adobe Digital Editions 1.7?
The primary differences are:
· Version 2.0 includes accessibility support, including high contrast, and also support for assistive software – JAWS, NVDA, or Window-Eyes on Windows and VoiceOver on Mac.
· Version 2.0 includes the latest reader mobile technology, which includes features like Vendor ID, Bookseller ID, and Japanese text.
· Version 2.0 supports sign in using the Vendor or Bookseller ID (such as Google or Barnes & Noble), which means you may read content purchased from each vendor.
· Version 2.0 does not support Flash-based multi-media objects like version 1.7 did.
Thanks for that.
Overdrive have confirmed there are known compatibility issues with Sony and ADE 2.0. They recommend using Sony Reader Library for Overdrive books.
Very disappointing. This isn't the only issue ADE 2.0 has and it's as though they've downgraded the software, not upgraded it.
Unfortunately, I have to leave it on my PC as I'm a Librarian and I need to help customers navigate their way through it.
I have the same problem with my kobo both with books I have purchased from kobo and library books I try to borrow. Has never been a problem with older versions of Adobe. Did anyone figure out what is needed to fix this? I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
I looked at the books that ADE won't allow me to copy. One in the "item info" said copying was not allowed, but the other said copying was allowed. However, neither would copy. This is very frustrating! I have the latest ADE 4 edition & use Windows 8.1
The problem is that Adobe Digital editions 2.0 will not allow you to copy library books to a Sony, you must use the Sony Reader software instead and it WILL work. I have both a Kobo and an old Sony ereader so I first transfer my library book to my Kobo via ADE. Then I open the Sony reader software and connect the sony reader and transfer the book there. There is an important detail: After you copy the library epub to the Sony, you must then change the default program on your PC for epubs back to ADE for epub books or your computer will try to open every epub in the Sony software and that will cause a problem with loading your next book on the Kobo. Process is tedious but once you do it a few times it will become easy. Google how to change program defaults on your PC if you are not familiar with it. Of course you know Sony put their ebook reader out of business but their website should still have the software to download. There is an alternative. You can download from the Adobe archive the older version of ADE and it will work with both devices. The last time I looked they had version 1.72 available in the archive. This means you would have to remove version 2.0 which I was afraid to do so I use the process above since I thought I might be out of Adobe authorizations.. I have an old laptop that still has 1.72 on it and if I have several library books I'll haul it out because it is so much easier. If you have access to a second pc you could try loading 1.72 on it and keep 2.0 on your primary machine. You will still have to authorize your computer with your adobe ID so hopefully you will still have some authorizations remaining to use on either 1.72 or the Sony ereader software. Best wishes.
I have two books that I can open in my Nook, and three that I cannot open.
All of them say that I can view them on any device, and that copying is not allowed.
Yet two open, three don't, and they were all downloaded within an hour of each other--without any changes being made to my computer, Adobe ID, etc.
I have the same problem, I have borrowed e-books from my local library for years and transferred them to my Nook, now every book I try to transfer I get an error message saying "Book Title CE_COPY_NOT_ALLOWED No permission to copy the book"
Still looking for a solution, nothing listed above has worked
I am having the same problem. After "transferring" the book to my nook, it tells me the book has been returned. None of them will open on my nook. I'm ready to give up!!!! Really frustrating. All of them say I have permission to download, no copying. This is crazy and very disappointing.
Adobe, please fix this!
I'm getting the message, no permission to copy the book with a library book I borrowed and have on ADE.
Check if your Digital Edition and your Reader are authoirze with the same Adobe ID. If yes check if the eBook can copy. Some Library eBooks have no permissoins to copy the eBook to a other device.
I looked at the settings on my Kobo and it says "Not authorized with Adobe Digital Editions". Can you tell me how to change this?
I used no Kobo as reader so i do not know how can authiorze this device. If you start Digital Edition and connect your reader with the device its ask no for authorize?
I'm having the exact same issue -- I have borrowed e-books from my local library for years and transferred them to my Kobo, now every book I try to transfer I get an error message saying "Book Title CE_COPY_NOT_ALLOWED No permission to copy the book".
This is ridiculous. I have wasted endless time uninstalling, reinstalling, deauthorizing, reauthorizing. Adobe needs to get their act together on this.
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I believe it is an issue with the latest Kobo software update as I had the same problem too, not Adobe as I mine worked fine before so I reverted my Kobo to software dated December 2015 and this resolved the issue.
Kobo software update? This is new for me. Unless it auto-updates, I have never either installed nor downloaded software updates for my Kobo, and I've had it for at least 3 or 4 years. And it worked just fine with ebooks borrowed from the library until now.
Would you be able to explain how to "revert your Kobo to softwared dated December 2015"?
I have this issue every single time I try to download an ebook from ADE to my kobo. It makes me so furious I want to throw the book and my iMac across the room. ADE should step up and post advice on this, or whoever is responsible. People are getting paid for developing these apps?