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Old 07-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #1
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Quick Kindle Question

I currently have a sony reader 500, and am thinking of getting a kindle. My only question is that I often get books sent to me that are drm free, and perhaps they might be current best sellers. Is there any reason not to put them on the kindle? Do they check for such things?
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Old 07-05-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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I have seen no evidence that Amazon pays any attention to content loaded from other sites. There are some people who are suspicious that Amazon monitors the content on their Kindles. I've never worried about it. I buy a lot of DRM-free books from other retailers and don't think another thing about it.

Certainly it is possible for Amazon to obtain a list of the files on your Kindle -- that's how they keep up with the current location of your purchased content in the Content Manager application. But would Amazon pay any attention to books whose titles are NOT in the format that they use? I'd think it would be too much trouble.

If, however, your current best sellers are coming from dubious providers (i.e. the dark net) you might want to keep the antenna turned off while this content is on your reader -- just in case. My only concern would be if a court subpoenaed your Kindle info from Amazon to investigate for possible copyright infringements. Seems to me that the court could catch you obtaining infringing content much easier by just tapping your Internet connection or confiscating your PCs.

(How's that for conspiracy theories?)
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If you have a K1, and are concerned, you could store you books on the sd card, and remove it before you turn on whispernet to download books or surf the kindle store.

If you are really concerned.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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There is a difference between legal DRM-free books, and pirated copies stripped of their DRM. If you mean legal DRM-free books, why would Amazon, or anyone, care?
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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There is a difference between legal DRM-free books, and pirated copies stripped of their DRM. If you mean legal DRM-free books, why would Amazon, or anyone, care?

I don't mean legal DRM-free.
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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Yes, Amazon has been known to look at your content at least to remove content illegally posted to the Kindle Store.
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