Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Wed 18th Feb 2009 00:00 UTC
Legal The Author's Guild has been having some trouble coping with the Kindle 2's Read to Me feature because it supposedly undermines author's rights. Their argument? "They don't have the right to read a book out loud." It sounds ridiculous; we've been reading out loud since we were wee little children, and text-to-speech has been in use since before the Google Empire (by hundreds of years technically, and by decades literally). However, after explanation by Engadget's very own pretentious ex-copyright attorney, the blurred lines of law and lawlessness gets even blurrier. Does the Author's Guild have a valid point, or are they splitting hairs?
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wha?
by helf on Wed 18th Feb 2009 00:25 UTC
helf
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2005-07-06

oh god. This is seriously just pathetic and sad at this point. I'm so sick of seeing new copyright infringement or patent infringement news articles daily, literally.

And, no, I have not read the article.

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