[kwlug-disc] Amazon Kindle reader takes your books away
Insurance Squared Inc.
gcooke at insurancesquared.com
Mon Jul 20 10:58:36 EDT 2009
Summary: Someone who wasn't authorized to do so uploaded some George
Orwell books (yes, including the book 1984) that were then sold and
distributed byAmazon to Kindle owners. For the folks that bought those
books, Amazon went into their accounts, deleted the books unilaterally,
then refunded them.
How'd you like to wake up one morning, open your Kindle, and some of
your books are missing because Amazon pulled them back? Wow.
Why, oh why, is there not an OS type book reader? A kindle with
non-proprietary hardware running an OS that is open?
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