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The Authors Guild versus Amazon’s Kindle Lending Program

I noted in How to keep orphaned books orphans the idiotic work of the Authors Guild to try to stop universities from providing access to orphaned works, in the name of “copyright” belonging to some unknown owners. Now they are opposing Amazon’s creative “Kindle lending library.” In this program, those with Kindle hardware and an Amazon Prime subscription can download one free book to read each month. Each time a customer downloads a book in this way, Amazon pays the wholesale price to the publisher. In other words, Amazon buys the book for its customer. And the Authors Guild still doesn’t like it. These IPidiots are become self-parodies.

(h/t Geoff Plauche)

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