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Independent Book Publishers Take on Amazon and Other Major E-Publishers

Major e-book publishers are being sued by a group of independent publishers who are complaining that services like Kindle and Nook corner the market by not allowing DRM-protected works to be transferred to competing devices.  Story here.  It’s interesting that this hasn’t come up earlier in the book publishing industry, although independent publishers probably don’t have the financial wherewithal to seriously maintain these kinds of legal actions.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

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  1. Yes — I suppose when DRM effectively terminates first sale doctrine, all sorts of mischief is set loose upon the book publishing ecosystem.

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