Gizmodo Blogger Bashes DRM Restrictions & Random House Responds

By Dianna Dilworth 

Gizmodo blogger Mat Honan wrote an angry post yesterday when he discovered his Kindle eBook copy of Haruki Murakami‘s 1Q84 could only be read on one digital device.

Gizmodo has since updated the post: “Paul Bogaards of Random House notes that 1Q84, and all its titles, support a six device limit … Also today, Amazon public relations responded to my previous query, contradicting what its customer service department told me, and noting that ‘There is no one-book limit on this title, there was an error that affected very few readers that has since been corrected.'”

Earlier this year, we wrote about copy and paste restrictions on the Kindle. With most Kindle eBooks, you can read on an smartphone, switch to a Kindle, and then read on an iPad without missing a page turn. It all remains in wireless sync as you read the book.

Editor’s Note: We have updated the story as it evolved.