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Old 08-03-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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From http://www.defectivebydesign.org/amazon1984

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Amazon has already removed "read aloud" capability from books and deleted purchased copies of books on two separate occasions--all without users' permission and in apparent violation of their terms of service. They even deleted the personal notes of a high school student, taken while reading 1984.

Help us tell Amazon that this power to control the exchange of ideas is unacceptable in a free society.
A petition is now up to let Amazon know how you feel about their intrusive DRM and the way they're handling ebooks.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #2
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:34 PM   #3
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:39 PM   #4
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:41 PM   #5
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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That's a lot of effort... to target the wrong people.

Amazon won't kill DRM on their books until the publishers accept that option, no matter how much pressure is applied by advocacy groups or even authors. I hope that day will come, but it definitely won't be any time soon. (Same goes for Sony, I might add, whom the campaign ignores for some reason.)

And personally, I wouldn't pay much attention to Richard Stallman or campaigns by the Free Software Foundation, but that's just me....

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #7
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That's a lot of effort... to target the wrong people.

Amazon won't kill DRM on their books until the publishers accept that option, no matter how much pressure is applied by advocacy groups or even authors. I hope that day will come, but it definitely won't be any time soon. (Same goes for Sony, I might add, whom the campaign ignores for some reason.)

And personally, I wouldn't pay much attention to Richard Stallman or campaigns by the Free Software Foundation, but that's just me....
But Stallman has such a mighty beard!!


It's impossible not to pay attention with such mighty beardness going on!!
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:54 PM   #8
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But Stallman has such a mighty beard!!


It's impossible not to pay attention with such mighty beardness going on!!
Wow! That beard may make me change my mind!
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:06 PM   #9
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:49 PM   #11
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They even deleted the personal notes of a high school student, taken while reading 1984.
You'd think the FSF would take the time to try to get this right (the NYT article leaves it vague enough that they're not actually incorrect in what they say). The notes were left on the student's Kindle. However, they were rendered useless because they no longer had any relation to specific parts of the book (ie, "remember this paragraph").
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