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Re: Amazon Kindle and Fedora



On Fri, 2009-01-23 at 18:04 -0600, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> > 
> > Sounds good, however my objection to the Kindle business model is that
> > you can't lend a book to a friend, something I do all the time with
> > printed books.
> > 
> > poc
> > 
> That depends on where you buy books. I buy mainly from Baen's web
> site. They do not use copy protection on their books. They have
> found that your being able to lend an ebook to a friend actually
> increases the sales of the dead tree versions. They even give some
> of their books away for free.

Naturally, but unless I want to limit myself to Baen's catalogue that's
not really relevant. A mainstream book from Amazon is still going to be
DRM-encumbered.

poc


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