Crippling Amazon: Search Inside the Book

JD Lasica reports on the Merc story about how Amazon disabled some features of the new Search Inside the Book to placate The Authors Guild, calling the Guild’s stance “reactionary.” He says:
“I’m not a member of the Authors Guild, but I can tell you that the Guild doesn’t speak for all authors or writers, and that in this case their reactionary stance has hobbled a cool and useful tool that could have driven considerably higher sales, were it not for the Digital Rights Management restrictions placed on this feature today.”
I see the point of the Authors Guild, but also believe that printing single pages is not going to significantly derail sales, any more than browsing in B&N does.