Totalitarianism of Amazon.com

In 2009, Amazon.com and Kindle erased books by George Orwell from kindle readers and clients without warning. Amazon stated that the books were made available by an unauthorized source, and were sold in violation of their copyright on Amazon.com by mistake. In order to solve the problem Amazon removed the books from all customers and refunded their money, something that left kindle owners outraged. Considering the content of Orwell’s 1984 there is some significant irony, but it is not the only book that Amazon has deleted from its costumers kindles and online databanks. Agreeably, it is wrong for a company to have the right to take back purchases made by a customer without their consent. The question is do you think products of the future will continue to have this ability? How will we even know, taking into consideration most people were unaware of such control until copies of their novels disappeared?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/18/technology/companies/18amazon.html

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