Friday, April 8, 2011

Amazon Kindle: How to permanently kill "clipping limits"

1. Force Amazon to properly label their defective ebooks. - Ebooks with clipping limits are clearly defective.  By failing to label them, customers are deceived and do not know the extent to which the book they are buying is damaged.  First they need to state whether or not the book has a clipping limit clearly on the book purchase page.  Then then need to state how defective the book is by defining the clipping limit.

2. Organize a boycott of the most restrictive books.  - Publishers that attempt to "protect" their ebooks by selling defective and damaged copies need to be punished.  Once Amazon has relented and begins publishing clipping limits, we will be able to find out which publishers are setting the most restrictive limits and boycott them.

3. Eliminate clipping limits.  - The ability to highlight and save sections of the book as text and use them in other documents and projects is one of the main reasons I purchased a Kindle.  Allowing me to do more in less time is whole point of new technology.  DRM and defective ebooks allow you to do less, even though you've purchased the ebook.  Once the defective ebooks have been properly labeled and boycotts have been organized against the most restrictive publishers, the market will have spoken and Amazon and the publishers will have no choice but to remove the clipping limits and stop selling defective ebooks.

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