Saturday, July 18, 2009

I guess they never read the book

Note to self - probably not a good idea to revoke people's rights to read books about revoking people's rights.

Amazon Uses up the World's Irony

Orwell in 2009: Dystopian Rights Management

An analogy of sorts:

"This is precisely the functional equivalent of Barnes & Noble -- or Amazon itself for that matter -- using a crowbar or lock pick to break into your home or business, then stealing back a previous physical book purchase, replacing it with the equivalent value in cash," said privacy advocate Lauren Weinstein in an e-mail message posted to the Interesting People mailing list.

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