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Will open standards win out in the e-book wars?

Proprietary formats and lock-in. When it comes to discussions of digital content, these are terms you really can't escape.

A lot of that has to do with the evolution of digital content, which arguably hasn't gone much smoother than human evolution. On one side, we've seen many content owners fight the 'digitization' of their content, contributing to rampant piracy and consumer dissatisfaction. On one side, we've seen hardware and software vendors take advantage of the chaos to push proprietary formats that lock consumers into their hardware and software offerings.

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