Rent seeking often brings out the sleaze, but this one takes the cake.
The Author's Guild is protesting that the new Kindle 2's ability to provide audio output of books is infringing on their copyrights by "performing" the work, thus interfering with the true audio book market. If audio books really didn't sound any better than a text-to-speech program output they simply don't deserve to exist!
Stupid Stuff: TMSIDK Episode 12
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