The Future of Reading (A Play in Six Acts)LPC en copyfight | Enero 07, 2008
De izquierda a derecha: Anthony Quayle, Arthur Miller, Mary Ure y Peter Brook
Act I: The act of buying
When someone buys a book, they are also buying the right to resell that book, to loan it out, or to even give it away if they want. Everyone understands this.
Jeff Bezos, Open letter to Author’s Guild, 2002
You may not sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party, and you may not remove any proprietary notices or labels on the Digital Content. In addition, you may not, and you will not encourage, assist or authorize any other person to, bypass, modify, defeat or circumvent security features that protect the Digital Content.
Amazon, Kindle Terms of Service, 2007
Act II: The act of giving
[I]f he lent her his computer, she might read his books. Aside from the fact that you could go to prison for many years for letting someone else read your books, the very idea shocked him at first. Like everyone, he had been taught since elementary school that sharing books was nasty and wrong…
Richard Stallman, The Right to Read
[Y]ou can’t give them as gifts, and due to restrictive antipiracy software, you can’t lend them out or resell them.
Newsweek, The Future of Reading
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