More Lawsuits to Come for Participants in Kindle Pilot Program?
Multiple reports including one from The Daily Princetonian suggest that Princeton University's participation in Amazon's pilot program to replace physical textbooks with e-books could be challenged in the courts. The National Federation of the Blind and the American Council for the Blind filed a lawsuit against Arizona State, one of six schools who have signed onto the pilot program, alleging the program is illegal because blind people are unable to use the device. The other schools appear likely to be affected as well.
Princeton plans to distribute 60 Kindle DX devices between students and professors during the upcoming academic year.