Microsoft is taking your books away

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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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At least the books you bought from them

https://boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burni ... aries.html

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Microsoft has a DRM-locked ebook store that isn't making enough money, so they're shutting it down and taking away every book that every one of its customers acquired effective July 1.

Customers will receive refunds.

user Stupid cockwomble
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Customers will receive refunds.

At least there's that.
maurvir Meat popsicle
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Wow. I thought that died long ago with Microsoft Reader. The fact that they are disabling access to already downloaded books is ridiculous, but unsurprising these days. That said, I remember it not being all that difficult to remove the DRM back in the day.
juice Inadvertently correct
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/me looks at his book case
After a similar experience with Palm long ago, I now save a DRM-free epub of all books I buy. It isn't hard to do if you mostly purchase from Amazon. B&N used to be easy too, but now is harder (but still possible).

The other advantage is it means I can buy from whatever decrypt able store, and use whatever device or app I want for everything.
Pariah Know Your Enemy
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I'm sorry but its my ebook and taking it back from me isn't acceptable, refund or not. I think I'll resist ebooks a little more strongly now.
Pariah posted:
https://www.epubor.com/calibre-drm-removal-plugins.html ?

What format does MS use for ebooks?

It's totally .lit
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