iPad adds to the DRM mess? Apple ebook DRM exclusive to Apple hardware
January 28, 2010 | 10:43 am
By Paul Biba
I’ve been keeping my eyes open to see if I could find out anything about the DRM that Apple will be using on their ebooks. It’s nice to see them using Epub, but if that Epub file has proprietary DRM it doesn’t really matter that it’s Epub. You won’t be able read it on another reader anyway.
Well, the always excellent jkOnTheRun has this statement by Adobe, but they don’t give a link to the source. If anyone has any more info please let us know:
Adobe is quick to point out that iPad content will not work on any other devices:
“It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple’s DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers.”