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[OT] Orwellian ebooks sales

George R [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, July 18, 2009
10 years ago2,145 views

Ina Fried reports at CNET that Amazon has revoked from some Kindles previously purchased ebooks. Is this a form of rewriting history like in "1984"? Guess which books were revoked. They were "1984" and "Animal Farm", both by George Orwell.

news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-102 ...

newspeak dictionary: newspeakdictionary.com/ns-dict ...

Orwell's copyrights: patterico.com/2006/08/29/the-i ...

Marcin Sochacki (Wanted) [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[moved from "Amazon remotely removes Orwell's books from Kindles"]

gizmodo.com/5317180/big-brothe ...

In an incredible twist it happened to be the famous books by Orwell, a real Big Brother style. If that doesn't show how scary DRM is, then I don't know what does.

George R [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Brad Stone is reporting in The New York Times that Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, apologized on a Kindle forum for the remote deletion of "1984" and other books.

apology: amazon.com/tag/kindle/forum/re ...

NYT: nytimes.com/2009/07/27/technol ...

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Sure he apologized, but he didn't say what Amazon would do differently next time.

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