×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Books and Libraries Shouldn't Have a Kill Switch

jrepin (667425) writes | about a year and a half ago

Books 1

jrepin writes "Imagine if you came home and discovered all of your bookshelves ransacked, their contents nowhere to be found. That's what happened to Amazon customer Linn, but the bookshelves were digital. Three years ago, Amazon showed the world that they have the power to delete copies of books from readers' Kindles en masse, and now they are finally taking heat for exerting this power over readers' entire libraries.

We need to flood Amazon with an outpouring of condemnation against this kind of control over the media in our lives. Join us in telling Amazon that maintaining the power to remotely destroy or block access to books is unacceptable. You can subscribe to our action alert email list to find out about future actions against DRM."

Link to Original Source

1 comment

Askslashdot: What to call it? (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about a year and a half ago | (#41932529)

Is this theft? Censorship? Virtual bookburning? We need a catchy name to get the media interested.
Check for New Comments
Slashdot Account

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Don't worry, we never post anything without your permission.

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>
Sign up for Slashdot Newsletters
Create a Slashdot Account

Loading...