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Jul 20, 2009, 07:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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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 media's users.

"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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