eReaderOn Thursday, Sony announced that it will sell e-books only in the open ePub format and will scrap its proprietary anticopying software in lieu of Adobe software that restricts how often e-books may be copied. As a result, e-books bought for the Sony Reader will be readable on most other e-book readers, except for Amazon’s Kindle, which operates on a proprietary format. Later this year, Sony will introduce a new e-reader that allows wireless downloads of e-books a la the Kindle.

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