Is Interoperability Possible in the US?

The perpetual movement of cultural capital is indebted to the digital era; the world we now live in largely revolves around our ability to share information with one click or tap of a screen. What does this type of accessibility mean for the readers and writers who have welcomed (for the most part) the use of technology to access content?

There are many factors involved in this debate over the ownership and ability to access purchased content, which could be part of the reason why the US market has yet to take a stance either way on the issue of ebook interoperability. Copyright law, business practices, and the very roots of capitalism itself —freedom of choice and competition—are among the challenges facing the ebook industry today as we aim for a more user friendly future.

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