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Old November 29 2010, 06:31 PM   #9
Spaceman Spiff
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Re: If I buy a Kindle, can I read any book on that I purcha

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Why isn't everything?
See my post. To elaborate a little bit, when an author sells their publishing rights, electronic rights may or may not be included in the agreement. In order to sell an electronic copy of a book, Amazon must have licensed it meaning the publisher and author have to have worked out a digital distribution agreement.

For physical books there are no such complications.
What about old books that the author of died a long time ago or the publisher is defunct?
It depends on who owns the rights. If the work is in the public domain, it will be free for most devices.
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