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Amazon Kindle Selling Books Already in the Public Domain -- WaPo Just Finds Out

Submitted by Leo Klein on Wed, 12/1/10 (3:12pm)

washingtonpost_logo.gif I'm happy to see Rob Pegoraro of the Washington Post reporting on books being sold by Amazon through its Kindle Store that are otherwise free and in the public domain:

"Kindle readers, take note: You may have been paying for books you could legally download for free -- in nearly identical editions -- elsewhere."

Kind of ironic that this appears in WaPo under the byline 'Faster Forward' -- since I (and probably a whole lot of other people) wrote about it more than a year ago.

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