Saturday, July 18, 2009

Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle Devices - NYTimes.com

I suspect Amazon will address the policy and issue refunds, but I also suspect Orwell would have gotten a chuckle from the incident

People who bought the rescinded editions of the books reacted with indignation, while acknowledging the literary ironies involved. “Of all the books to recall,” said Charles Slater, an executive with a sheet-music retailer in Philadelphia, who bought the digital edition of “1984” for 99 cents last month. “I never imagined that Amazon actually had the right, the authority or even the ability to delete something that I had already purchased.”

Amazon Erases Orwell Books From Kindle Devices - NYTimes.com

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