EFF: Stand Up for Your Right To Read

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 6, 2009 7:26 PM EDT
Electronic Frontier Foundation; By Richard Esguerra
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Last month, a group called The Author's Guild raised loud objections to the text-to-speech feature in Amazon's new Kindle 2. They claimed that reading a book out-loud is a violation of US copyright law. We had hoped that Amazon would stand up to this legally baseless bullying and support their customers. But, instead, they caved, and allowed publishers to deactivate the Kindle's text-to-speech capabilities using the device's built-in DRM.

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