Skeptical Shopper: The Pros and Cons of Buying E-Books
Aug 31, 2009, 16:33 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ginny Mies)
"If I buy a book or a disc, it's mine forever and I can access
it whenever I want. Amazon's actions prove that's not necessarily
true of e-books.
"Amazon removed unauthorized editions of the books at the
request of the rights holder. Later, company officials acknowledged
that Amazon hadn't handled the issue well and said that it wouldn't
automatically remove purchased copies of Kindle books in the
future. The company issued full refunds to buyers of the titles.
But how can customers know which e-books are authorized and which
aren't? Since Amazon offers hundreds of thousands of titles,
something like this is bound to happen again."
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