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you cannot judge Amazon by public statements of execs; they are uttered with eye for strategic propaganda effects, and they're deeply self-serving and deceptive three keywords that need defining before you can understand Amazon - Disintermediation, Monopoly and Monopsony Amazon seems to be trying to simultaneously establish a wholesale monopsony and a retail monopoly in the ebook sector. The publishers handed Amazon a monopoly on their customers—and thereby empowered a predatory monopsony. DRM on ebooks is dead. (Or if not dead, it's on death row awaiting a date with the executioner.) Read complete article ‎- silpol