Amazon.com, Inc. and “1984”

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By Jason Boog Comment

9780451524935H.jpgAmazon.com, Inc. saw the #AmazonFail thread revived this weekend after they remotely deleted unauthorized editions of “1984” and “Animal Farm” that customers had purchased on their Kindle Readers.

According to tech journalist David Pogue, the company has refunded the Kindle users and “would not automatically remove purchased copies of Kindle books if a similar situation arose in the future.” Nevertheless, the incident generated fierce debate about how much control we will give to digital publishers: at the Digitalist, at BoingBoing, and at mediabistro.com’s Morning Media Menu.

Here’s more from Pogue’s article: “As one of my readers noted, it’s like Barnes & Noble sneaking into our homes in the middle of the night, taking some books that we’ve been reading off our nightstands, and leaving us a check on the coffee table.”

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