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+ - Amazon Makes "1984" And "Animal Farm&-> 2

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Oracle Goddess
Oracle Goddess writes "In a story just dripping with irony, Amazon Kindle owners awoke this morning to discover that "1984" and "Animal Farm" had mysteriously disappeared from their e-book readers. These were books that they had bought and paid for, and thought they owned. Apparently the publisher changed its mind about offering an electronic edition, and apparently Amazon, whose business lives and dies by publisher happiness, caved. It electronically deleted all books by this author from people's Kindles and credited their accounts for the price. Amazon Customer service responded to queries by stating that. "We've always been at war with Eastasia.""
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Amazon Makes "1984" And "Animal Farm&

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  • I hope the backlash to Amazon and the unnamed publisher is so strong that this begins the end of such behavior on all e-content suppliers. I think the publisher needs to be revealed and hammered. Amazon is also to blame for not having the cahones to stand up to this behavior.
  • I have been telling people this was coming for some time. "we don't like what you have, *poof* you no longer have it". Just wait until people rely on Ebooks and the government gets involved. Think that copy of the manifesto is yours to read anytime you want? Think again.

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