Adobe's software for publishing e-books , Adobe Content Server 4, lets book publishers copy-protect their ePub-based e-books with Adobe's particular flavor of DRM. Apple will reportedly give book publishers the option to protect the e-books sold through its coming iBook store with the same Fairplay DRM it uses to protect movies sold through its iTunes store.
The Wired app is similar to another custom app Adobe built for the New York Times. Both will eventually be offered to other newspaper and magazine publishers, though Clark gave no timetable.
He said the digital magazine player will be brought to Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, and other platforms. That would be broader, Clark said, than Adobe Digital Editions , the free e-book reader that runs only on Mac OS X and Windows.
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