Text-to-Speech: The Authors Guild
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Just wanted to bring your attention to the Authors Guild position on the text-to-speech function for the Kindle 2. Since I am a K1 owner, I didn't pay too much attention to this for a while, but now this seems to me like they are hampering new technology with copyright arguments that are unfair. There are a number of discussion about this on Amazon, but I have pasted just one link:
It would be interesting to know how authors on LibraryThing view this, but I am not sure where else to post.
Do these authors think a lot of people will be buying a Kindle book so they can listen to a robotic voice that sounds crappy instead of buying the books on tape? I really doubt that. They are hurting themselves with this issue I think.
The point is, most writers can't quit their day jobs and the J.K. Rowlings are few and far between. It's Amazon that's the corporate giant, not the members of the Authors' Guild, and it's the Guild members I have sympathy with. I consider Amazon's unilateral action, again without a so much as "if you please," a highly offensive action by a corporate giant against the interests of the "little guys" in the Guild.
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