After spending $359 on Kindle, readers protest $10 e-books

A quiet revolution -- appropriate for book readers -- is happening among a small group of customers of the Amazon Kindle who think $10 is too much to pay for an e-book.

An electronic book on a Kindle should cost less than a book printed on paper because the electronic version is more restricted in its use -- it's not something physical you can lend to a friend, goes their argument, according to a Wired story. The restricted copy-protection technology prevents the e-books from being copied. Ask Napster how that battle went.

It sounds like what they want is what has happened with music, DVDs, newspapers and other forms of entertainment that have shifted to the Internet. They want to pirate them for free, and have the expectation that anything digital should cost less than the CD, movie, newspaper or book that they can hold in their hand. Or at least not cost more than the real thing.