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Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE

 
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Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
Big Brother Amazon.com Deletes Books from Your Kindle Device
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 by: Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
Key concepts: DRM, Big Brother and Amazon.com

(NaturalNews) I love Amazon.com. It offers the most pleasant online shopping experience in the world, and its rating and recommendation systems are remarkably good at predicting what you might like. But as the world's largest e-commerce company, Amazon.com also has a lot of power over consumers, and last week that translated into a truly Orweillian stunt by Amazon that deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices everywhere.

When I first read the news, I couldn't believe that books you buy on Kindle could be remotely deleted by Amazon.com -- without notice and without your permission. That this actually took place (with the Big Brother book 1984, no less) brings up some very scary realizations about Amazon.com's Kindle book reader:

You apparently don't really own the books you buy through Kindle. You're just granted a temporary rental at the pleasure of Amazon.com, which may rescind that "right" at any time, without notice.

If Amazon.com can delete one book off your Kindle (without your knowledge), it could delete them all. What happens when the U.S. government begins banning books (you know, books about freedom, or the U.S. Constitution, or how to make a backyard mortar out of PVC)? Will Amazon.com initiate a global delete process to remove any "illegal" books from your Kindle?

If Amazon.com can delete books from your Kindle, it also stands to reason that it could modify books on your Kindle without your knowledge! Can you say, "Revisionist history?" One day all the books seem somehow... simplified...

History is full of Police State governments that banned books and burned books in an attempt to limit the People's access to knowledge. Is Amazon.com now engaged in digital book burning?

It's not just Amazon.com that's acting out the themes of a police state dictatorship: Don't forget that Google, Yahoo and other technology companies have openly cooperated with China's censorship schemes that have continued an inhumane state of political oppression in that country.

The advantage of owning a real book (printed on trees) is that no one can take it from you without getting past your front door and your German Shepherd. Plus, the screens don't crack and the batteries don't run out. You can set a book down when you need a pause, and when you pick it up you'll find the page right where you left it. Amazing...

Just say no to DRM
The Amazon.com Kindle device is, by definition, a DRM device (Digital Rights Management). DRM is a term describing technologies that limit the ability of consumers to exercise control over content they've paid for. Record companies, of course, are famous for their battles over piracy, and for the longest time they insisted that downloadable music only be sold with DRM protections.

Ironically, Amazon.com now sells DRM-free MP3 music, as do many other websites. But that evolved only after years of heel digging and foot dragging by the brain-dead music industry that would have much preferred to keep the world stranded in the days of cassette tapes (where bootleg copies get progressively worse with each copy generation).

Today, you can't buy downloadable audio books without DRM limitations, nor can you download movies without DRM. This content-compromising technology is everywhere, seeking to limit your use of content you've already paid for.

[link to www.naturalnews.com]

Last Edited by ALeopardSanctuary on 07/25/2009 08:30 AM
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Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

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I had a certain hard to find and controvertial ebook i downloaded free from 2 different sources, not amazon, and twice it was deleted from my adobe reader, one time it took half my other ebooks with it. Are you sure amazon is behind the deletion?
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
What a good reason not to buy a kindle or other e-device. Convert you saved files to non-pdf's too.
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What a good reason not to buy a kindle or other e-device. Convert you saved files to non-pdf's too.
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And burn multiple copies to CD or DVD.

damned
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Soon you will not be buying anything because it will all be like this.
This is the real story. Gates/cop thing and health care debate is all bullshit when this type of thing in coming down the fast lane.
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
I think this is true of all digital media on computers or other storage devices that are connected to the Internet, or anything posted on the Internet for download (books, music, etc.) -- also video.

Apple once decided I was trying to download from iTunes onto an unauthorized computer. So when I connected my iPod, Apple took the liberty of completely erasing everything stored on it through iTunes, including uploads of my own CDs. I thought the iPod had failed. And it wasn't that they were just hidden or something. They were removed! I had to dig out the CDs and upload them again. Thank goodness I still had them.
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
you feel the need to use Kindle to get your books??

wtf. any smart person would have other means.
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Forget Kindle. I haven't got one. :shew:
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Sure every post I have mentions goat blood...How do you think we get plasma tv's?

Organic needs are being assaulted. I'm not amused by this & encourage all to grow heirloom seed for themselves.

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Diabetes curing food list [Forget the FDA - Think for yourself]:
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bump
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What's in a name? The intent of the device is in said name of that device😁 "kindle"
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What's in a name? The intent of the device is in said name of that device😁 "kindle"
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Burning the books
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Ummmm... The book has been back for years.
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
Perhaps Amazon was good-humoredly demonstrating the Memory Hole from Nineteen Eighty-Four.

A warning shot.
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
this happened ~

back in 2009

they laughed it off then.

now they are deleting the south. anything they don't like is going away
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Re: Orweillian stunt by Amazon - They deleted copies of the e-book 1984 from Kindle devices EVERYWHERE
This is why I'd rather have actual books/novels in paper back or hard cover form than electronic form. Better to keep track of and who knows if/when something happens to the technology that we have anyways. Plus it doesn't get suddenly 'deleted' either.
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