Saturday, February 28, 2009

Amazon's Lesser Known Character: Is it Really Self-Interest?

Amazon backed off on the Kindle audio noise and volunteered that publishers can effectively 'opt out' of the functionality. For those missing this mega (non) issue, the Kindle 2 allows content to be read aloud and this upset the Authors Guild who believe the functionality undermines audio book rights. Aside from the fact that using this functionality would be considered a 'private performance' and not subject to copyright protection the fact of offering the functionality is not a violation of anything - except may be bad execution.

More thoughts/reaction and thoughts on Audible over at

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