Now we’re getting into the fun, legally-tricky aspect of digital books. Eligible Amazon Kindle books can now be loaned to individuals, one time, for a period of 14 days. This borrowee does not even need to own a Kindle. They can use any free Kindle reading application for either the PC, MAC, iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry. The lender is unable to read the book during this loan period.
Not all e-books are lendable. That right is left up to the book publisher. And you will see “Lending: Enabled” on those specified books. This is very cool, but expecting a friend to read any length book in 14 days seems a bit unfriendly. All in all, however, this a very cool step forward in our digital pirate-free future.