DRM vs. Mobipocket

Der Ebook-Dienstleister Mobipocket kommt anscheinend mit seinem DRM-Server nicht klar und ist deswegen seit Tagen nicht erreichbar. Hintergründe liefert Jayson Billington in einem Kommentar zu einem Posting von JK on the run:

A major problem occurred with the Mobipocket DRM server at about 6:30 PM Eastern Time, Wednesday, August 15. Engineers at Mobipocket.com have informed us that they hope to be back online sometime this weekend, August 18 or 19. We have switched, where possible, all Secure Mobipocket files purchased during the downtime to an alternative DRM provider, Content Reserve. We have also taken all titles that could not be switched offline in Mobipocket format until the problem is resolved.

So, at this point in time, any Secure Mobipocket title you see onsale can be downloaded immediately. Titles that cannot be downloaded immediately have been temporarily taken offsale in the Secure Mobipocket format.

We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused, and we will post a new message when the problem is resolved.

Das Problem ließe sich durch einen Verzicht auf unsinnigen DRM-Ballast in Sekundenschnelle beseitigen, aber das ist sicherlich nicht gemeint.

[via Medinfo]