Electronic Frontier Foundation discusses digital books and your rights
February 17, 2010 | 7:20 am
By Paul Biba
The EFF has published a checklist for readers who are jumping into the digital book arena.
What questions should consumers ask before buying a digital book or reader? Today the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) published “Digital Books and Your Rights,” a checklist for readers considering buying into the digital book marketplace.
Over the last few months, the universe of digital books has expanded dramatically, with products like Amazon’s Kindle, Google Books, Internet Archive’s Text Archive, Barnes and Noble’s Nook, and Apple’s upcoming iPad poised to revolutionize reading. But while this digital books revolution could make books more accessible than ever before, there are lingering questions about the future of reader privacy, consumers’ rights, and potential censorship.
EFF’s checklist outlines eight categories of ques.tions readers should ask as they evaluate new digital book products and services
(via Resource Shelf)