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Amazon Shinanegans - Retroactive Kindle Book Deletions

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MG Siegler over at Tech Crunch and David Pogue over at NYT both have stories that Amazon has retroactively deleted books purchased for their kindle book reader/application. They refund your money, but apparently the publisher has decided that these are not authorized editions and has retracted their permission for Kindle editions. The books were deleted from the owners bookshelves.

Ironically the books are the works of George Orwell.

Amazon has admitted that this was a bone headed move and says they will handle the process differently in the future. Amazon has gotten some negative ink in the past for such moves as deleting negative reviews and the EFF is looking into this latest incident.

Since Amazon can literally reach out to all the kindles out their and delete books, I wonder if they can also edit them?