Monday, 20 July 2009


Apparently Kindle removed George Orwell's 1984 from its system and refunded downloaders.
Now aside from the tin hatters (it also removed Atlas Shrugged), as this is apparently a copyright issue, what gets me is that you only licence the e-book, you don't own it and Amazon can remove any copy of any book you downloaded.

Well that sucks. It's the equivalent of buying a book then someone coming into your house and leaving a fiver in its place whenever they want.

So Kindle is more akin to a library than a bookshop.

Glad I haven't paid £200 for one

Hat tip: Old holborn

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