It's been a tough few weeks for and its Kindle eBook reader: Advocates for students with disabilities already were disappointed with the company's Feb. 27 decision to give publishers control over whether a text-to-speech feature is enabled on its second-generation Kindle 2 device, saying Amazon missed a golden opportunity to market the device to students who have trouble reading printed texts.

Now, Amazon also finds itself the subject of a lawsuit by Discovery Communications--the parent company of The Discovery Channel and Discovery Education--over an alleged patent violation.

Discovery says Amazon's Kindle violates a patent that Discovery registered in 2007, covering the...

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