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Shelagh
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PostSubject: Who owns an e-book?   Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:09 pm

It would seem that the ownership of ebooks is not as straightforward as the ownership of print books. Amazon had to remove unauthorised ebook editions that had already been sold to Kindle owners:

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/some-e-books-are-more-equal-than-others/

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PostSubject: Re: Who owns an e-book?   Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:37 pm

So a kindle is not simply an electonic text viewer then?
If someone can wipe the content on your kindle remotely that's bad. My laptop computer has a firewall to protect it's contents.
I shall never buy a kindle if it is that vulnerable and open to remote tinkering.


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PostSubject: Re: Who owns an e-book?   Mon Sep 14, 2009 3:20 pm

That's just one of many reasons I'll never buy one. Some e-zines allow the writer to keep the rights but a few hold onto them forever. It pays to be cautious with this stuff.
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