Amazon Offers Redelivery or $30 to "Kindle Remote Deletion" Victims

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yourfriendlane

Amazon has officially beat Microsoft in the bending-over-backwards-to-fix-their-screwups department. I can't imagine a company handling a situation like this more graciously.

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geodescent

Just use Google and say F You to DRM: http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:8PNZHtJUkaoJ:www.pauladaunt.com/books/George%2520Orwell/+%22animal+farm%22+1984+intitle:index.of+-sex+-audio+-html+-htm+-php+-asp+-mp3+-pls&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

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Techrocket9

Smart Move 

 

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MeTo

Just another reason not to buy a $300.00 Amazon Kindle book reader and then pay $10 a book that they can take back at any time they want. A fool and his money are soon parted.

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lhatten

Just a couple of clarifcations.  First, the people who bought these boods paid $ 0.99, not $10.00.  That was the whole problem.  The books were beings sold by a third party vendor as out of Copyrite, when the were not.  As to why the books cost $10.00, part of the money goes to the copyrite holder.

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chris.peplin

I'm wondering how they can restore your annotations, unless the book was never actually removed from your Kindle in the first place. Are your notes backed up to the cloud?

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Hutif

From what I've heard on Amazon's forums, the annotations you make are saved on your Kindle and were not deleted with the offending books.  The replacements they are offering are formatted identically to the originals and so the annotations line-up on their own.

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nhskier4life

My friend had a copy of Animal Farm. He bought it for a class and had tons of annotations saved on it as well. After Amazon deleted it he was forced to buy a paper copy and start over. This is a lot like DRM on music. You pay a company for the rights to use media, but they still own it and can choose to remove it any time they want. Until prices are dropped and DRM is removed or fixed I will continue to buy paper books and CD's. At least that way I actually own them and can do what I please with them. 

 

It's hard to justify almost $10 for a single e-book. I don't think it costs that much to copy a digital file and pay for hosting and bandwidth usage. Same for $1.25 per song for popular music. Someone correct me if I am wrong. 

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ethanajs

those people should be forced to pay amazon 30 bucks for purchasing and reading such crappy books.

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gendoikari1

You probably never actually READ Animal Farm/1984, did you?

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vistageek

NO. he didn't. those books are amazing.

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1337Goose

Agreed. Those books were really good. 

~Goose

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