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Kindle DRM work around

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Interesting work around for Amazon’s new Kindle eBook reader, Igor writes –

We’ve known for some time already that Amazon’s AZW files are actually Mobi files, but Amazon didn’t share Kindle’s Mobi PID which would allow one to buy encrypted Mobi books for Kindle. Well, I’ve discovered the algorithm used to generate the PID and was able to use it on Fictionwise, but there was another catch. AZW files have a flag set in the DRM info which is not present in books bought from other vendors. After fixing that, I could read the book on Kindle. Linked archive includes two Python scripts.

Kindle DRM work around – [via] Link.

6 thoughts on “Kindle DRM work around

  1. Maybe the part of Amazon that’s sold me a bunch of DRM free MP3’s ought to be given charge of this project. I don’t see this thing going anywhere fast once the people buying electronic books catch on that it’s not compatable with their other electronic books.

  2. OK … how do we make our PDF books compatible with Kindle and/or the other ones on the market? My husband is an author and we would like to put his into this electronic format, as well as PDF. Yes, I know it is lots of work, but does one convert to another? Lots of questions

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