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Submission + - Amazon causes much concern for Goodreads users after acquisition (goodreads.com)

pinkushun writes: Goodreads announced at the end of March Amazon's acquisition of the social network for book lovers and reviewer. This raised major concern with Goodreads users, as is evident by the 50-page comments of the announcement thread, which is still going. From first post the users are worried about ownership of their comments, particularly in the way Amazon deleted user reviews, and how authors can't review other books within the same genre. As user Chris commented:

"After all the hours put in by librarians and staff to cut the database sourcing with Amazon, now they'll own it again? Does that mean that all our work will go away and then Amazon info will be downloaded back to GR?"

Goodreads addressed these concerns in this FAQ which leaves you unsatisfied.

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Amazon causes much concern for Goodreads users after acquisition

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