Next week in Minneapolis Jammie Thomas, a single mother of two from Brainerd, Minnesota, is scheduled to on trial for copyright infringement for the second time.

A jury found her guilty in 2007, ordering her to pay $220,000 in damages for illegally distributing 24 songs by the likes of Aerosmith, Green Day and Guns N’ Roses over the KaZaA peer-to-peer network. But a judge subsequently threw out the conviction.

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A group that represents authors is urging its members to be wary of the text-to-speech feature on Amazon’s updated Kindle electronic reading gadget, saying it could violate copyrights.

The Author’s Guild says the Kindle 2’s “Read to Me” feature presents a significant challenge to the publishing industry because it could eventually undermine the market for audio books.

Guest: Nilay Patel, Engadget

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