Amazon Launches Library Lending, But Who Owns the Books?

Amazon said on Wednesday that it will roll out a Kindle Lending Library later this year, which will allow users of the popular e-reader to borrow books from more than 11,000 libraries throughout the U.S. While some interesting features are included in this program—such as the ability to keep the notes you make while reading a borrowed e-book and transfer them if you buy a copy—the offering also raises questions about who ultimately controls the content in those books and what happens if Amazon or its publishing partners change their minds about the terms of the arrangement.

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