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Old 05-18-2009, 11:02 AM   #1
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If Amazon Were Microsoft, Would Kindle 2 Policies Be Tolerated?

Bear with me for a moment.

If Microsoft announced an eReader with the following policies, how would the ePublishing community react?

1. You do not purchase anything, all product is sold under a revokable license.
2. Your reader can be controlled and DISABLED remotely at the discression of the seller
3. Contents can be controlled remotely with features turned on and off at the will of the seller.

If Microsoft did this the sereaming by the publishing and IT communities would be so loud as to be deafening. So why is everyone so quiet about Amazon's policies, which are the ones listed above?

Beats me, any thoughts.

Uncle Eric
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