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Amazon Shows Need for Open eBook Standards

Jul 20, 2009, 14:04 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ron Miller)

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"This set off a firestorm of protest and criticism aimed directly at Amazon and raised some very serious questions about electronic books (and electronic content) in general. If it could be deleted or even altered, what could that do to the integrity of the written word?

"My colleague Steve J Vaughn-Nichols, a writer whom I've written about many times in the past thinks this is grounds for never buying another eBook. I'm not sure it warrants a reaction that strong (although I certainly understand it), but it does say something about what can happen when large corporations like Amazon have complete control of our content."

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