On a day of grappling with other digital publication contract issues, I saw this:
‘Is It OK for a Library To Lend a Kindle?
Norman Oder — Library Journal, 2/7/2008
• Terms of Service say no
• Amazon hasn’t requested that Sparta PL stop
• Beyond that, is it worth it?
Our report that the Sparta Public Library (SPL), NJ, had begun to lend Amazon.com’s Kindle ebook reading device has inspired some other librarians to consider Kindles—and to discover that the Terms of Service bar a user who wishes to “sell, rent, lease, distribute, broadcast, sublicense or otherwise assign any rights to the Digital Content or any portion of it to any third party.”
It’s tough being first 🙂