Stripping Kindle DRM with Lego

From HackADay…. Stripping Kindle DRM with Lego.

HackADay has a nice post about a guy who has built a lego machine to take the copy-protection off his kindle ebooks – the machine presses the ‘next page’ button on his Kindle, then the space bar on his Mac to take a picture. These pictures are then sent to a cloud-based text recognition service. After a few hours of this there is a copy of the eBook in plain text format sitting in his computer.  You can read the story and see the video at HackADay I’m posting here because it’s a nice example of the key problem with copyright protection mechanism: sooner or later the format has to be delivered in a way that humans can consume, and at that point, machines can consume it in any format they like…

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