Posted by: bluesyemre | June 7, 2012

A Digital Dilemma: Ebooks and Users’ Rights

Do ebooks leave a digital fingerprint?

  • Last September, libraries and librarians around the country welcomed the announcement that OverDrive and Amazon had reached an agreement that would allow Kindle owners to borrow books through their public libraries. The new arrangement allowed libraries to meet a pent-up patron demand for Kindle ebook loans. But librarians and users alike learned that the deal came with some strings attached: Kindle users whose loan periods were coming to an end began to receive marketing messages from Amazon.

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