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My ADEPT Key

Anytime someone puts a lock on something you own, against your wishes, and doesn't give you the key, they're not doing it for your benefit.

Cory Doctorow

I was not explicitly given my key, but I found that if you really look into your e-reader's .adobe-digital-editions/activation.xml, you will find something like this:

<adept:privateLicenseKey>MIICeQIBADANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAASCAmMwggJfAgEAAoG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</adept:privateLicenseKey>

Get your key and guard it, and backup the DRM'd books you've got from Adobe Digital Editions. Knowing this key gives you power to decrypt your books when Adobe Digital Editions finally crumbles.

I rewrote the final paragraph, more information on Adept DRM is coming soon

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