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For the moment I run Adobe Digital Editions under Wine to download ebooks burdened with ditigal restriction management. I only use it to open .acsm files supplied by ebook-shops, which contain authentication information required to download the actual DRM'ed ebook files, which I then transfer to my reader-device with calibre. My question is, if there exist open source alternatives to Adobe Digital Editions. They don't need much functionality. I just want to put the .acsm-file in and get the .epub out (no, I don't want to remove the drm, that'd be illegal afaik).

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.acsm can only be used with Adobe Digital Editions and stands for Adobe Content Server Manager.

For more information about Adobe Digital Editions please see http://www.adobe.com/products/digitaleditions/faq/


Side note (may not be generally applicable to Digital Editions users): Stated in the agreement (may be of concern in making a program to access .acsm ) for Adobe Content Server section 11.1 you agree not to:

(d) obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or Information through any means not intentionally made available through the Services;

Interpret this as you will, I will not give you legal advice.

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@unforgettableid It downloads from the "content server", bound or agreed It doesn't really matter - writing something to "download" from their server without permission is similar to breaking in and stealing data. Certainly I don't agree with it, If you wish to write a program like this I'm not stopping you, I am just displaying information that might be relevant. –  Mateo Dec 10 '13 at 8:26
    
I have made it less prominent, again I will state that I am just passing on information I found on the Adobe website and "Interpret this as you will, I will not give you legal advice." –  Mateo Dec 10 '13 at 8:36
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