Post Tagged with: "amazon"

Amazon Kindle Launches in 100 Countries But Not Canada

Amazon has announced that the Kindle e-book reader is now available in 100 countries, but not Canada. It would be interesting to know the reason why, though my guess is the lack of a deal with a telecom carrier for wireless downloads.

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October 7, 2009 11 comments Must Reads

Globe on Fight To Water Down Anti-Spam Bill

The Globe covers the attempts to water down C-27, the anti-spam bill.  It notes that Amazon would like a 5 to 7 year exception to allow it to imply consent from customers for further commercial messages.

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October 7, 2009 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Petition Amazon Kindle DRM Launches

A petition calling on Amazon to remove all DRM from the Kindle has swiftly obtained over a thousand signatures.

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August 5, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

Amazon Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Kindle Deletion

Amazon.com has been hit with a class action lawsuit after the company deleted George Orwell books from customers Kindles. The suit is being brought by Justin D. Gawronski, a 17-year-old high school student who had purchased Orwells 1984 to complete a summer homework assignment.

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July 31, 2009 1 comment Must Reads

The Amazon Kindle and an Orwellian Misstep

For months many consumers have lamented the absence of the Kindle, Amazon’s popular electronic book reader, from the Canadian market.  Now in its second version, the Kindle has proven to be a major success story in the United States with a loyal user base that relish the chance to wirelessly access books, periodicals, and web content on a single, sleek device. Yet as my weekly technology law column notes (Toronto Star version, homepage version)  two recent controversies cast doubt on the Kindle and in the process highlighted how consumers may find themselves vulnerable as they embrace electronic books.

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July 29, 2009 10 comments Columns