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Amazon can delete all of your Kindle e-books with a few keystrokes

 
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01/11/2018 06:03 PM
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Amazon can delete all of your Kindle e-books with a few keystrokes
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As author and copyright expert Cory Doctorow puts it in his book Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free, “Any time someone puts a lock on something that belongs to you and won’t give you the key, that lock isn’t there for your benefit.”

As Doctorow notes, in 2009 Amazon remotely wiped George Orwell’s 1984 from Kindles after a licensing disagreement (a move straight out of the playbook of Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth”). Customers balked at Amazon’s backdoor deletions. Without their knowledge, readers had been sold DRM-encumbered books whose ones and zeroes could evaporate at Amazon’s command.

Big Brother = Amazon
That's the way things are trending.
Unless the govt can stop them, they will get worse.





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