Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Checklist for Digital Book Readers

McSherry, Corynne, and Cindy Cohn. Digital Books and Your Rights: A Checklist for Readers. San Francisco, CA: Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2010. At:
Digital books have become widely available through various devices and vendors. This whitepaper addresses questions about the future of reader privacy, consumers' rights, and potential censorship. It offers readers of digital books a checklist with eight basic questions, such as: Does the e-book reader/service/tool protect your privacy? Do you own the book or just rent or license it? Is it burdened with digital rights management(DRM)? Does it promote access to knowledge?

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