drmfree tag for items on Amazon

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  1. Joe MommaSan says:

    Does “take away your Kindle books” mean you lose the ability to access previously purchased books if Amazon decides to fire you as a customer? Seems like that one would be a class-action lawsuit waiting to happen if that’s the case.

    Although taking away your ability to obtain new content wouldn’t be much fun either. Without it, your Kindle is a $400 paperweight.

  2. Jonathan Badger says:

    @Joe
    Actually, you can put content on a Kindle without Amazon at all — you can mount a Kindle as a drive and copy content over manually. Of course a large part of the selling point of the Kindle is the greater availability of commercial content over other e-ink readers such as the Sony one, but a Kindle wouldn’t be a “paperweight” even without this ability.

  3. baconner says:

    Sounds like Amazon is having some serious transparency issues… This confusing DRM situation and now the whole #amazonfail debacle (in which they are effectively censoring books with “adult” content without any indication why the content is considered “adult” and mis-tagging items as adult in mass).

    Sigh. I hope amazon wises up…

  4. annoyingmouse says:

    Just read about the book censoring that amazon are endorsing: http://booksquare.com/open-letter-to-amazon-regarding-recent-policy-changes/

    Quite frankly I think the drm thing (and I agree with Cory on that) pales into insignificance in comparison to homophobia being practised by the company.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Re source material for “Locked out of Kindle”:

    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44350

    Info that the victim had NOT returned Kindle books:
    http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=420636&postcount=4

    The anti-gay actions and the DRM situation are BOTH important. Proprietary DRM is one way Amazon hopes to retain power. And the more powerful Amazon is, the more it matters that it discriminates against gays.

  6. Anonymous says:

    drmfree… better tag every paperback

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    I still haven’t gotten a Kindle 2!

  8. Anonymous says:

    All books processed from Amazon’s dtp location lack DRM: dtp.amazon.com — unless you put it in specifically.

    All books processed through Mobipocket.com — Amazon’s subsidiary (a legacy ebook provider), have Mobipocket DRM attached.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Would someone please provide a reference for: take away your Kindle books, as happened to a customer who supposedly returned too many NONbook items.?

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