The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.
DRM refers to the fact that you can't view Amazon Kindle books on other devices (including your computer), or on other Kindles - i.e. no sharing, the purpose of DRM.
Hacker Igor Skochinsky used DRM to load Mobipocket books onto his Kindle. Using a series of scripts, he's able to convert eBook files to Amazon's AZW format and then add the necessary serial number DRM, specialized per an individual's particular Kindle.
The Kindle DRM wasn't hacked to REMOVE the DRM from Kindle purchases, but added to other books so that they too could be read on the Kindle.
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