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Old 09-30-2012, 08:25 PM   #111
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Originally Posted by l_macd View Post
You can argue until you are blue in the face about the legalities of it, but there is no denying Elfwreck's point about
people not reading what they're agreeing to, which says very, very explicitly that you are buying a license, not a copy. Which is hardly Amazon's fault.

Glad we cleared that up.

Amazon (or anyone else) not making it very clear what you are actually buying.

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Originally Posted by l_macd View Post
It is simply not clear enough that an ebook purchase is only a licence.
Cuz, you know. "Kindle Content is licensed, not sold, to you by the Content Provider." is *so* complicated and confusing that no adult could possibly be expected to understand it. Unless, of course, they actually read it before agreeing to it.


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Originally Posted by l_macd View Post
If it was, there wouldn't be so many people wondering why they can let their friend read the great ebook they bought once they've finished with it.
If it wasn't obvious that putting a knife between somebody's ribs and taking their wallet was illegal we wouldn't have so many muggings, either. Is that somehow the victim's fault? It's in the damned license, in very plain english. If you don't read what you agree to before you agree to it, that's not Amazon's fault, that's your fault.
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