Omagh, Northern Ireland
July 21, 2009 7:10pm CST
http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/some-e-books-are-more-equal-than-others/ A disadvantage of the Kindle ebook reader has surfaced...You may have thought you bought and paid for a book you wanted to read on the device,but if a Publisher decides to change their decision to release an ebook version,they can have Amazon pull the plug on the book support and distribution,and via the wireless update capability of the Kindle REMOVE IT without you being aware of it!! So,OK,they gave a credit to the buyers accounts that were inconvenienced by this...but do You like the idea of virtual book Repo Men coming calling?! Oh,and the REALLY Ironic thing? The Books concerned were George Orwell's Famous books about totalitarian controlling regimes "1984" and "Animal Farm.." Got a Kindle? Still want one?
22 Jul 09
Wow. Just... wow. Is that even legal? Are they really allowed to do that? Even if they did credit buyers' accounts, they're still taking something that the buyer paid for. Isn't that theft? Or at least, invasion of privacy, since they're accessing Kindle devices without permission?
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
22 Jul 09
I don't have a kindle,(Too expensive!) but I assume there may be a contract between Amazon and the buyers for the download/purchase capability of the machine..maybe there's something in the small print about the availability (or lack of!) a book to buy..? Would there be Any Kindle Readers out there in MylotLand with more info on this story or experience of this happening to them?!