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Journal Journal: Amazon's deceptive ebook practices 1

I am a high school student in a high school without wireless internet access--so I purchased a copy of Canterbury Tales from after a lengthy correspondence with the publisher who was helpful, and sent me a sample so I could make sure it was in modern english.

The ebooks were advertised on his website as fully printable--I never thought to question whether it had other DRM. I purchased from Amazon of the many ways I could have purchased it because Amazon had my credit card info stored. (I didn't have it on me.) Besides, Amazon even gave me a refund on some purchases.

When I bought the ebook, I found that I couldn't copy and paste material from it--it was locked. I spoke to my computer science teacher and determined that for another $150 dollars to Adobe I can crack it (how does that work?) But it is the principle of my fair use rights on a product I lawfully purchased being taken away from me that gives me the agnst. And my love of open source software.

I should have been fully informed of all the DRM that was on the eboook I lawfully purchased. I sent an e-mail to Amazon, and to the electronic frontier foundation, which said it hoped that my e-mail to amazon would be the first of several.

there was no list of digital rights for the simply warned "most ebook publishers. do not allow adobe ebooks to be printed." they were wrong. As much as I hate Adobe, their has great labelling and descriptions.
The product I purchased:
Product link page
Contacting Amazon:

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