image “The idea of exclusive e-book rights tied to devices seems as annoying as being allowed to play a particular new CD only on a certain company’s CD players. But Ian Freed, the vice president of Amazon Kindle, has stated that Kindle consumers don’t mind its DRM. That could change, however, as a predicted flood of new, rival e-readers hit the market in 2010, and Kindle owners think about jumping ship—only to discover that they can’t take their e-books with them. Remember the backlash against DRM-protected content in Apple’s iTunes store?” – Tom Spring in a PC World story headlined E-Book Piracy: The Publishing Industry’s Next Epic Saga?

Related: Amazon exclusives lock up some Covey bestsellers: Tough luck, Sony and Nook owners and Chris Meadows’ take on the PC World piece.


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