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Untangling the Amazon/Hachette Dispute

In the ongoing battle between multibillion-dollar global corporations, retailer Amazon and publisher Hachette, Amazon loses the thread of its argument. Glenn Fleishman teases out what’s really going on, and — no surprise — DRM is once again at the heart of the matter.

 
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