|02-24-2009, 09:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Tampa, FL USA
Device: Kindle Touch
Amazon is not evil after all. Maybe?
Hi All.. if you haven't seen the daily show interview with Jeff Bezos on the K2 check out this thread.
I just wanted to discuss one thing that he said.
"It is up to the publishers to specify if they want DRM or not."
So... that is NOT an Amazon mandate. You heard it from the horses mouth.
It should make you all see that Amazon is NOT as evil as you thought. Now, if he would sell Kindle books to anyone... at least the DRM free ones. Perhaps if the DRM free ones were available to everybody and more people bought them, publishers would see that DRM free was the way to sell more ebooks.
|02-24-2009, 10:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
Device: Kindle 3 and Fire
|02-24-2009, 11:36 PM||#5|
Join Date: Dec 2006
Device: Sony PRS-500
That's not quite the case. I've bought a number of DRM free ebooks from Amazon. Mostly older books, but I have bought them. BTW, O'Reilly does indeed use a form of DRM. They sale their books as protected PDF's which have the purchaser's email printed on every page.
|02-25-2009, 01:23 AM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2008
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|02-25-2009, 12:49 PM||#7|
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Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The World of Books
Device: Sony PRS-950, Nook Tablet
This is the problem with Amazon -- the PR department says one thing and the legal department another. But it is the legal department that prevails. At least one publisher has said that there is no negotiation about DRM with Amazon.
|02-25-2009, 01:33 PM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2008
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|02-25-2009, 10:34 PM||#9|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I was surprised about the DRM comment, too. And now I can't tell.
I didn't think his laugh was evil. It was the CLAPPING that was evil.
|03-01-2009, 10:57 AM||#10|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Device: Kobo Glo / PB360+ / PB902 / iPad3
David Rothman has an entry on Teleread related to his experiences trying to get his book available in Mobipocket format without DRM.
Words are easy. Actions are what matter.
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