Amazon Might Start Charging For 'Look Inside!' Feature

09/24/2010 06:02 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

But a new patent granted earlier this week by the U.S. Trademark & Patent Office suggests Amazon may be rethinking its free preview concept. According to TechFlash, the patent, which was first filed in 2004 and lists CEO Jeff Bezos among the inventors, envisions a system in which consumers "pay different amounts to view portions of content from the electronic form of a work," ranging from mere words to phrases to individual chapters.

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