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I am very frustrated too! If I purchase a paper book, I can photocopy it at will, share it with whomever I want, resell it, etc. Not so with ebooks.
The purpose of all this DRM stuff is to avoid ebook theft. Well, I say it works very well, the ebooks are nice and safe on the vendor's servers, with no ugly little customers to contend with.
Adobe, call me when you are ready to recognize my rights as a customer and to allow me to do with my ebooks what I can do with my paper books.
Can you see ADE ebooks on your iPad? If yes, with what app?
As yet there is no iPad app for ADE
. It is my impression that Adobe is in the process of developing one possi
bly for August release.
I base my impression on research I did into
the subject a couple of weeks ago but I'm not certain.
While I can understand the necessity of rest
ricting abuse of copyrights and the possibility for abuse in ebook formats I am angry that our rights as legitimate paying customers are being restricted in a very high-handed fashion by companies selling the books and companies like Adobe who have provided no warning and no solution for clamping restrictions on us!
I have to wonder if there are legal ramifications of such abuse of our rights and of essentially locking a piece of software such as ADE onto our PCs without proper warnings and recourse.
From the total absence of Adobe apps for the iPhone & iPad, I agree with those that say there is bad blood between these two companies. I will not wait for them and I will not purchase ADE ebooks for now. There are plenty of other ebook vendors for the iPad, like Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, and they all have iPad apps. I hear that Borders is also coming but I have not seen the app yet.
Manny in Canada
All I can say is that I asked a refund from ebooks.com and they answered saying they will refund me (when?). As for Adobe, I can uninstall their free software, that's all.
Manny in Canada