Digital rights management (DRM) was one of the methods introduced in order to help combat the piracy of digital media, such as ebooks and MP3s. Unfortunately DRM also limits how you go about sharing your files, which can be troublesome if you were hoping to transfer them to another medium or to a new computer. In a way it acts as a double-edged sword.
However there are some users out there who choose the legal route when it comes to digital media but at the same time wish they had the freedom to do as they please with their files. After all, it’s like buying a book in the shop and lending them to your friends, or letting them have a quick glance through.
As it turns out, there is a software available called iPubsoft and what it does is that it removes DRM from Kindle, Nook and Adept. Unfortunately there’s nothing for iBooks. The software is available for both Windows and Mac and it will cost $30 to $35 per software which seems pretty steep, although if you live in a household that uses a variety of ebook readers, then perhaps going with the $50 set seems more value for money.
Despite the developer’s brazenness, removing DRM is considered illegal even if it was for personal use, so if you’re dead set on removing DRM from your ebooks, then perhaps you should get your hands on this software before the authorities find out about it.
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