Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Simply dumb

The Guardian reports that Amazon have caved in to demands by the Authors Guild to give authors controlling rights to remove the text to speech option on their Kindle 2 ebook service.  The service lets you listen to a compute generated voice reading the ebook -  but,  complains the Writers Guild, Amazon's agreements don't give it audio rights to the books.  All of which reads like copyright out of control...

And remember now... you can show this to your friends... but no reading it aloud!

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