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Old 08-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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Angry Mob of Authors (Seemingly) Have Legit Lending Site Taken Down

There's an amusing story here about an angry* group of authors who took to Twitter to shake their metaphorical torches and pitchforks in the direction of LenkInk, a site that allows users to lend each other digital versions of certain books. It seems that this author outcry may have resulted in the site being taken down.

The amusing part of this story is that LendInk isn't a piracy site, and what its doing doesn't appear to be illegal. LendInk doesn't actually host any files, and it only facilitates lending where its allowed to do so under the contracts between Amazon and the authors. Whoops!

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Old 08-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yeah. This was touched on in another board here. The owner even made an appearance.

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=187178
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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I sure am glad to never have bought a book from one of those "professionals" (or even heard of them, for that matter ).
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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I never realized sites like this existed until now. I'll have to go check them out.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:59 PM   #5
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Whoops, my bad about the duplicate threads. I won't be too perturbed if this one is exiled to the nethersphere.

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I interviewed LendInk's founder, who gave some additional context about LendInk's suspension. He also mentioned a few other e-lending sites (Lendle.me, the Kindle Book Club).
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