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    ... on what can go wrong when you're business depends on content over which you don't have direct control:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/babba...ding_e-books_0

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    This was the best part of the article:

    "Lendle didn't operate outside of Amazon's system, didn't circumvent any kind of DRM or restrictions, and didn't even charge for the service—there were no ads on the site and, in fact, each book listing on Lendle also sported a link to purchase it on Amazon."
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    Yes - so even a third-party who adheres strictly to the the T&Cs finds themselves shut down and put out of business. This, as well as Twitter shutting out third party developers, shows the danger of having a business entirely dependent on someone elses content.

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