by Mike Masnick
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 7:03pm
We've already talked about how people are starting to freak out about "lending clubs" forming on Facebook to share Kindle ebooks, now that Amazon has launched a ridiculously limited "lending" feature. Not surprisingly, such efforts are quickly moving beyond Facebook as well, such as with the launch of a service called eBookFling, which is basically a marketplace for matching up folks for "lending" such limited ebooks. I have no clue how well this particular service will work -- and I'm curious to see how both publishers and the Amazons and Barnes & Nobles of the world react to the fact that they're charging $1.99 for folks who don't have any "book credits" to get a book. I doubt many people will actually pay, but sooner or later I imagine someone's going to sue, and it'll make for quite the interesting lawsuit...
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Authors Guilded, United, And Representing... Not Authors
- DOJ To Court: Hey, We're Shutting Down Section 215, So We Can Probably Stop Arguing About The Legality Of Bulk Collection
- Authors Guild Cements Reputation As Luddites: Hates The Internet And Especially Amazon
- Patent Trolls Strike Back: Trolling Rebounds After Brief Supreme Court-Enabled Dip
- Photographer Sues Big Red, Its Employees And That One Guy Who Retweeted Something For Copyright Infringement