From the July Newsletter

There is a difference between buying a paper book and buying a digital book (ebook). There are different rules for digital platforms. Ebooks fall under “digital rights management”. The fine print for Amazon Kindle says you cannot buy, sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or other-wise assign any rights to Kindle content. A buyer of an e-book cannot give away, lend, re-sell, or read it on an unapproved device. One current issue isn’t whether a publisher has the rights to do this, it is whether it is being communicated to purchasers clearly. It isn’t clear whether you can leave your Kindle library to someone when you die. David Lazarus SD-UT 5/22/16