Friday, March 23, 2012
Amazon's Assault on Intellectual Freedom
"To do business with Amazon would mean reducing the profit margin to the point of often losing money on every book or ebook sold. . . Amazon is the Walmart of online bookselling. The dispute between Amazon and IPG [Independent Publishers Group] will affect every literate person in America. It is a matter that goes to the heart of what librarians have termed 'intellectual freedom.' In other words, the resolution of this dispute, one way or the other, will affect every individual American's access to certain books. It will affect your ability to choose what you read." Read more Amazon's Assault on Intellectual Freedom by Bryce Milligan on Monthly Review.