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They've already demonstrated the value is zero by not charging for the book, so why is the DRM there?
 

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This would be a valid argument for the public domain ones, which because anyone can publish them, have zero monetary value.  I haven't checked to see if they have DRM, but I imagine they do, which is more than a little bit silly.  Makes no sense to lock content that you can legally acquire for no cost from a hundred or more sources.
 

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What is DRM?
 

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Basically copy protection that prevents you from giving or selling the kbook to someone else.  The kbook is locked to your Kindle.  If you have other Kindles registered on an Amazon account, the kbook can be transferred to "at most six" of them.
 

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I suspect that there isn't a "version" of the Kindle format that doesn't have DRM. When they convert the books to "sell", they probably don't have a choice.

Does anyone know if the converted files we get back from the email have any DRM on them?
 

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I suspect that there isn't a "version" of the Kindle format that doesn't have DRM. When they convert the books to "sell", they probably don't have a choice.

Does anyone know if the converted files we get back from the email have any DRM on them?
Mine haven't. Neither have the Baen books I've bought through Amazon (I didn't notice it was from Baen until after I bought it; I normally buy direct).
 

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Thanks for the answer. I guess you really do learn something new every day :)
 
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