[Athen] Kindle 2 Already Receiving Publisher Heat

Kelmer, Susan M. SKelmer at stlcc.edu
Thu Feb 12 08:29:45 PST 2009

Check out my rant on the ATHEN blog this morning
(http://athenpro.blogspot.com/). The Author's Guild is already crying
foul about the Kindle 2's text-to-speech function and how it is
derivative work and therefore a copyright infringement. And the device
hasn't even been released for sale yet!

I'd love for every author, publisher, editor, etc. who brings up
copyright infringement issues like this to have to experience life as
our students do for a week. They might not be so quick to be worried
about text-to-speech functionality stealing their copyrights if they

Susan Kelmer

Adaptive Technology Specialist/

Lab Coordinator, Campus Labs and Classrooms

St. Louis Community College - Meramec


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