"Some publishers and agents expressed concern over a new, experimental feature that reads text aloud with a computer-generated voice.This reminds me of the license which came with the 1st edition e-book version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (a book in the public domain) which read:
"They don't have the right to read a book out loud," said Paul Aiken, executive director of the Authors Guild. "That's an audio right, which is derivative under copyright law."
An Amazon spokesman noted the text-reading feature depends on text-to-speech technology, and that listeners won't confuse it with the audiobook experience. Amazon owns Audible, a leading audiobook provider."
"This book cannot be read aloud."(No, I'm not making it up.).