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12 August 2009 @ 11pm

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Sony Plans to Adopt Open ePub Format for E-Books – NYTimes.com

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.

This should give Amazon some competition and may just be a real game-changer in the eBook business.

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