Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sony Plans to Adopt Common Format for E-Books - NYTimes.com

I suspect this won’t shift the competitive dynamics between Sony and Amazon -- or Sony and Apple

On Thursday, Sony Electronics, which sells e-book devices under the Reader brand, plans to announce that by the end of the year it will sell digital books only in the ePub format, an open standard created by a group including publishers like Random House and HarperCollins.

Sony will also scrap its proprietary anticopying software in favor of technology from the software maker Adobe that restricts how often e-books can be shared or copied.

Sony Plans to Adopt Common Format for E-Books - NYTimes.com

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