[...] been mildly curious about the Kindle, and know some classmates were interested in it, so here (via librarian.net) is a not-very-surprising clarification on legal policies for it: libraries cannot lend it to [...]
Curious. Does it have any real effect? Like shrink wrap licenses that require you to remove the shrink wrap before you could read the license that requires you not to remove the shrink wrap. I don’t think they have any effect. Like those useless paragraphs people add to emails about disregarding and destroying the email if someone is not the intended recipient. So my initial reaction is Amazon cannot tell libraries what to do or not to do with a library’s own property.
Sounds very poorly developed indeed. Surely after all the music industry’s experiences, Amazon would have realised there might be some hassles with shared use.
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