Citing unspecified “concerns about the security of our digital editions,” Penguin Group USA is pulling new eBooks from libraries; in addition, it is not lending any eBooks to libraries through Kindle devices, reports. In a statement provided to Library Journal‘s Digital Shift blog, Penguin says that owing to security—read: piracy—concerns, it finds it “necessary to delay the availability of our new titles in the digital format while we resolve these concerns with our business partners.” Penguin, whose self-publishing service Book Country has already drawn quite a bit of criticism this week, is likely to receive more flak...

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