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Submission + - Books and Libraries Shouldn't Have a Kill Switch (defectivebydesign.org) 1

jrepin writes: "Imagine if you came home and discovered all of your bookshelves ransacked, their contents nowhere to be found. That's what happened to Amazon customer Linn, but the bookshelves were digital. Three years ago, Amazon showed the world that they have the power to delete copies of books from readers' Kindles en masse, and now they are finally taking heat for exerting this power over readers' entire libraries.

We need to flood Amazon with an outpouring of condemnation against this kind of control over the media in our lives. Join us in telling Amazon that maintaining the power to remotely destroy or block access to books is unacceptable. You can subscribe to our action alert email list to find out about future actions against DRM."

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Books and Libraries Shouldn't Have a Kill Switch

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