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Let Barnes & Noble know that the Nook is defective by design

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Things have changed and now the Nook represents a real threat to users because of its invasive DRM, close relationship with DRM champions Adobe, and because of its use of the Android operating system -- which might lead many to think the Nook is not defective by design.

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DRM In (and Out) of Schools

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

There are two major reasons why Kindles and iPads have no place in schools, both of which are related to DRM (Digital Restrictions Management).

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Created by JRepin 3 years 48 weeks ago – Made popular 3 years 48 weeks ago
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Defective By Design: Kindle Discourages Readers

http://www.readwriteweb.com

"The Free Software Foundation's Defective By Design campaign just added the Amazon Kindle to its list of DRM-related offenders. The organization started a petition against Amazon for restricting readers' access to their own books and effectively discouraging reading options..."

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Created by can.axis 5 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 2 weeks ago
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The Book vs. The Kindle

https://www.eff.org

San Francisco bookstore Green Apple Books has put together a series of humorous videos that point up the advantages of paper books over Amazon's Kindle e-book reader.

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petition demanding that Amazon drop DRM from the Kindle

http://www.fsf.org

The Free Software Foundation's DefectiveByDesign.org campaign, in cooperation with prominent authors, journalists, and librarians, has launched a petition against the Amazon Kindle's use of digital restrictions management (DRM).

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Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos apologizes for Kindle ebook deletion.

http://www.fsf.org

The FSF and Defective By Design, which on Monday called on activists to post reviews calling attention to the Kindle Swindle's arbitrary deletion of George Orwell ebooks from hundreds of users' devices, welcomed Bezos's apology, but said more must be done to remedy the problems exposed by Amazon's actions.

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Why 2024 Will Be Like Nineteen Eighty-Four

http://www.slate.com

Consider the legal difference between purchasing a physical book and buying one for your Kindle. When you walk into your local Barnes & Noble to pick up a paperback of Animal Farm, the store doesn't force you to sign a contract limiting your rights.

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Created by akf 5 years 6 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 6 weeks ago
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Double-plus ungood: give Amazon's Kindle a 1-star review

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Late last week, Amazon deleted purchased copies of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm from the ebook readers of hundreds of users. They were able to do this because of proprietary software and Digital Restrictions Management. Amazon doesn't say anything about DRM on the Kindle's page, so it's up to us to write reviews to let people know about it.

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Amazon Remotely Deletes Purchased Copies of Books From Thousands of Kindles

http://gizmodo.com

Apparently, the publisher [Amazon] changed its mind about having electronic versions of Orwell's books. So Amazon removed them from the store and in the process remotely deleted the books from the Kindles of anyone who bought them, depositing a refund in their account in the process.

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Created by akf 5 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 7 weeks ago
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Amazon code release irrelevant, Kindle is still closed

http://arstechnica.com

Amazon recently released the source code of some of the components that are used in the Kindle. Contrary to the erroneous reports that are circulating the Web, Amazon is not opening its e-book reader. The code release is purely for GPL compliance while the Kindle's ebook features remain proprietary.

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Created by peacemaker 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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No, Amazon did not release all of the Swindle's source code

http://www.fsf.org

It was unfortunately reported yesterday by a number of sources that Amazon had released the source code for the software running on the Kindle DX.
This isn’t all of the Kindle source code. It’s a selection released in order to comply with the license requirements of the code originally written by other people (like the GNU Project) which Amazon modified for its own purposes.

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Created by akf 5 years 11 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 11 weeks ago
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Impeach Bezos for Amazon's Kindle Swindle

http://www.defectivebydesign.org

Inspired by Seinfeld, DefectiveByDesign is "impeaching" Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, asking him to drop DRM on the Kindle.

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Created by johnsu01 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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RMS on Amazon's "Swindle"

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

As you've probably seen, there is concern over Amazon's plans to pull the text-to-voice capability of the Kindle e-book reader, because of misguided pressure from authors groups in the US.

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Created by ItalianPenguin 5 years 20 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 20 weeks ago
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Amazon’s Linux-powered and DRM-laden Gadget Sued for Patent Infringement

http://boycottnovell.com

Amazon sued for using DRM .

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Created by komrad 5 years 24 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 23 weeks ago
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RMS: E-book

http://www.stallman.org

"Amazon's e-book device means an ugly future for book lovers." -- RMS

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Created by can.axis 6 years 40 weeks ago – Made popular 6 years 40 weeks ago
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