Report from protest for blind rights at Authors Guild yesterday

Tim from the Electronic Frontier Foundation sez,

Yesterday, hundreds of people gathered in front of the headquarters of The Authors Guild in New York City to protest the removal of text-to-speech capabilities in Amazon's new Kindle 2 ebook device.

You may remember a few months ago, when The Authors Guild claimed (falsely) that the text-to-speech feature violated copyright law, and forced Amazon to disable it.

Now, the people who would have benefited most from the new feature — the blind, and others with reading disabilities — have made it clear that they're not going to stand for it.

We've got photos and more on EFF's Deeplinks blog.

Disability Access Activists Gather to Protest Kindle DRM

(Thanks, Tim!)