Stumpedgecko on Digital Rights
Stumpedgecko has added an interesting comment about the Kindle
It's worth pointing out a major thorn for Kindle: DRM - have you ever considered the legal ramifications of lending someone a book you just read? No? Well you'll have exactly the same experience with the Kindle with the exception that you won't be able to do the lending bit because of the DRM in the software. 1 nil to print.
Digital Rights is a major problem. Google Video just vanished when the business plan changed. Swizz or what? Gradually it may go away if enough people complain. Music is locked in to the Apple empire for many people but it is possible to buy an MP3 without digital rights coming into it. This is something Amazon is aware of.
If the display technology works ok then other devices will come along. Can Amazon stop you reading material that just turned up over the web? More will become clear later.
Meanwhile I am busy scanning stuff I have already paid for.