Amazon Modifies Kindle Text-to-speech Feature – PC World

The new Kindle is still way out of my price range, though of course I’m still craving one. This news took a bit of the edge off of that craving, since I regularly load my MP3 player with the sounds of a computerized voice reading common-domain texts.

Amazon.com will let copyright holders opt out of having their books
read aloud on the company’s Kindle 2 book reader, in an apparent
concession to concerns raised about the device’s text-to-speech
feature.