[kwlug-disc] Amazon Kindle reader takes your books away
Robert P. J. Day
rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Jul 20 11:11:12 EDT 2009
On Mon, 20 Jul 2009, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> 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?
there's more to it than that. one person was actually *annotating*
his copy of one of those books for a class, and the removal deleted
all that work. *that* has to suck.
Robert P. J. Day Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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