Monday, March 02, 2009

Amazon to restrict read-aloud functions

The Guardian has an excellent post on the Amazon Kindle controversy. The Author's Guild threatened legal action against Amazon because the Kindle's read-aloud function "is not paying anyone for audio rights". Neither does my sister when she reads books to my nephews, but I digress.

What a sad state of affairs, some authors seem intent on stifling a new technology simply because they are not squeezing out the last penny from users.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Thank god for geeky, high-profile writers weighing in on the side of common sense. Neil Gaiman. Can we clone him yet?