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erhanson
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convert nook to kindle

I've seen that it is possible to convert nook books into the mobi format that is readable on the
amazon kindle, via a website.  I've also read about the drm beening striped in this porocess and thus being illegal.  Ironically every question and answear I have read refers to converting amazon books to the nook, and being illegal.  I assume this holds true vice versa, converting nook books to kindle, but would like to know for sure.

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kamas716
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You can convert any open format eBook to another format legally.  However, many eBooks are encumbered by DRM, thus making it illegal to convert those.  There are tools out there that will strip the DRM from the file, all you have to do is look.    If doing it for yourself the chances of being prosecuted are likely to be very small.  If doing it to share with people the odds of being caught rise.

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by erhanson on ‎04-29-2013 02:36 PM
how can you tell if a nook book purchased from Barnes and Noble is open format or not.
by kamas716 on ‎04-29-2013 03:32 PM
Sometimes it will tell you in the 'Overview' of the eBook. "At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied." I think pretty much everything in the public domain is DRM free as well. But, it can be difficult at times. If you have a third party program, such as Calibre, you can tell afterwards because it won't open up unless it's DRM free, but that doesn't help much. You could google DRM free publishers maybe. I know Tor and Baen both have a DRM free policy, not sure who else.