[Athen] Archive.org question

kerscher at montana.com kerscher at montana.com
Mon Sep 28 18:46:27 PDT 2020


This is complicated, but here you go:

It was encoded using the NLS public key. So you need a player that has the
NLS private key installed. This means that a player can decode the
information and present it. However, if you have an audio only player that
plays audio files, then it cannot do anything with the text files.

I tested this way back when using a Victor Stream that has an EPUB reader.
It worked fine. However, you are not going to be able to convert this title
with what is available. I think there is perhaps one or two NLS authorized
players that could work.

It is poorly designed, and I made these observations. They did this, because
NLS qualifies the people who can get titles available through the copyright
exception, and the Internet Library does not have the facilities to manage
individual user copyright exception authorizations.



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Subject: [Athen] Archive.org question

I had used archive.org for recreation but never before to download

I am finding several textbooks my students need there.

I have been granted disability access, but even before that, I could
download the books I wanted in Daisy. However I got this message when I
tried to open the files:

"The content of this book is protected. To read this book, you must use a
device that has the appropriate key installed"

Now I have a learning ally and a BARD key installed on all of our Daisy
players plus all my personal players here at home.

But I have three questions:

1. These books are etext and the players that need keys are audio only.
How is this key thing supposed to work?
2. Even if I do get a key, how am I supposed to convert this file to
the format my students need and/or want? The key is for a player, not a
converter. Was I supposed to download in a different format?
3. And how do I get a key, anyway?


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