Think you own your Kindle books?
Jul 20, 2009, 07:04 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)
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"Fine, but none of that touches on the real problems.
Amazon is telling you that you will never own any book you buy for
your Kindle. This is the old DRM (digital rights management) trap
that won't let you make back-ups of your DVDs snaring yet another
"But, it's worse than that. Now, that we've discovered that
Amazon can remotely and automatically delete your books without
your knowledge or consent, what's to stop Amazon, some other
company, or the government from not merely deleting it, but
replacing it with an edited version? Nothing."
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