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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

The Amazon Kindle and an Orwellian Misstep

Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 27, 2009 as 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 […]

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July 27, 2009 Comments are Disabled Columns Archive

Amazon Remotely Deletes E-Books From Kindle Readers

The NY Times reports that Amazon has remotely deleted a pair of e-books from users' Kindles after the publisher apparently changed its mind on offering an electronic edition.  The books?  George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm.

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July 17, 2009 6 comments Must Reads

You Can’t Buy That Here

Macleans has a feature article on the Canadian frustration with inaccessible devices and websites such as the Kindle and Hulu.com. Update: The Ottawa Citizen's Vito Pilieci responds.

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June 10, 2009 1 comment Must Reads