Update at 5:30 p.m. PST: Quotes added from copyright advocate Ben Sheffner.
Was your mother a lawbreaker when she read you The Little Prince or Green Eggs and Ham?
That's the question raised Tuesday by the Authors Guild, an advocacy group for writers. Paul Aitken, the group's executive director objects to the text-to-speech feature on Amazon's Kindle 2 digital-book reader. Aitken told The Wall Street Journal: "They don't have the right to read a book out loud. That's an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law."
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