Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system


Forgot your password?
Slashdot Deals: Deal of the Day - 6 month subscription of Pandora One at 46% off. ×

Submission + - Librarian Attacks Amazon's Kindle Lending Program (

destinyland writes: A California librarian is urging librarians to complain to Amazon over issues with privacy and advertising in Amazon's new Kindle ebook lending program for libraries. "In our greedy attempt to get content into our users' hands, we have failed to uphold the highest principle of our profession, which is intellectual freedom," she argues in a 10-minute video. (Read the transcript here). Amazon keeps your history of reading library ebooks on their corporate servers, "so it’s an instant violation of all of our privacy policies. And we haven’t told people that, and we need to tell people that." And while many libraries have strict policies against endorsing a particular product, the check-out process concludes on with a pitch urging library patrons to purchase more Amazon books — and there’s even book-buying plugs in their “due date” reminders.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Librarian Attacks Amazon's Kindle Lending Program

Comments Filter:

All power corrupts, but we need electricity.