An odd Guardian story about authors getting upset about Amazon selling used books: "Brought to book: Authors are unhappy that Amazon's secondhand book sale is reducing their royalties. But it's a bad deal for buyers, too"
I think the whole idea of people yowling about connecting used-book sellers with used-book buyers is absolutely crazy. Why don't these authors also demand that their books be made with weak binding, like a lot of college textbooks are, so that after a few weeks of use, the book falls apart, so that you can't ever sell it back?
Or print books on flash-paper, with a wee detonator in the binding that goes off after one month, reducing the book instantly to a pile of ash! And if you try to remove the denotator, the DMCA cops can hunt you down.
Next up: AOLDisneySony sends Fuzzy Lumpkins to US Congress to teach everyone to "respeck mah innellectual propertah!"