A MobileRead thread reports that the Requiem FairPlay DRM-cracking app now removes the DRM from Apple’s iBooks EPUB e-books, in addition to the music and video DRM-removal that it already did.

Follow-up comments express skepticism that Apple will let it stand for long without changing their DRM to block it, or that it will make much difference where people buy their e-books since most people don’t care about DRM. For myself, it would make me a touch more tempted to buy e-books from Apple if I knew I could then render them platform-agnostic—except given that most nonexclusive e-books are the same price everywhere, there’s not much point; Amazon and Nook e-books have been crackable for quite a while.

(Found via The Digital Reader.)


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