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Orwell Lawsuit is Over: Amazon Paying $150,000

In the swarm of controversy around Amazon’s book-deletion, Amazon managed to mostly finish cleaning things up with their customers.  One thread left unresolved, however, had been the the lawsuit. A student began a suit against Amazon when the deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm from his Kindle resulted in losing the notes for his homework.  […]

Amazon Orwell Book Deletion Controversy May Be Reaching Some Closure

George Orwell’s 1984 is making its way back on to customers’ Kindles.  After the controversy this summer revolving around Amazon’s remote deletion of Orwell’s works, Amazon is now returning the book to customers’ Kindles, annotations intact. Those who were effected by the book removals should have received the following note from Amazon: As you were […]

Amazon Book Deletion Leads to Lawsuit

The controversy surrounding Amazon’s deletion of George Orwell Books has now led to a lawsuit against the company.  The suit was instigated by a Michigan High School student who was reading 1984 for an AP English class.  The basis of the suit is that Amazon didn’t just remove the book from his Kindle, but it […]

Free Software Foundation is Launching a Kindle Petition

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Amazon’s deletion of George Orwell books the Free Software Foundation is readying a petition against remote deletion and DRM.  This news is somewhat significant, as the Free Software Foundation is an organization that has some weight in the world of software activism.  Most famous for the GNU Project(and […]

Jeff Bezos Apologizes

Amazon received a lot of flack when they reached into their customers’ Kindles and, without any real warning or prior notification, deleted copies of George Orwell books.  The reasons for the deletion weren’t entirely Amazon’s fault, but it provoked nothing but outrage nonetheless. Although Amazon issued a sort of PR apology/promise, it was hardly enough […]

Update On Amazon Book Deletion

There are two major updates to the story about Amazon deleting George Orwell books from customers’ Kindles. First off, the reasons for the deletion have become more clear.  The books were added to the Kindle store by MobileReference, a company which focuses on the publication of works already existing in the public domain.  While Orwell’s […]

Amazon Deletes George Orwell Books in Orwellian Move

Earlier on this blog, George Orwell was featured for Good Kindle Books at a Glance. If you downloaded the Kindle edition of either 1984 or Animal Farm, I hope you have gotten the chance to read and finish it because Amazon has remotely deleted the books from your Kindle. Based on what has happened with […]