High school student sues Amazon for deleting 1984 from Kindle

By |2020-01-03T13:34:12-05:00August 3rd, 2009|Blog|

Amazon.com is facing a class-action lawsuit for remotely deleting two George Orwell titles, 1984 and Animal Farm, from all its customers’ Kindles.  Justin Gawronski, 17, a Michigan high school student, and Antoine J. Bruguier, a California Kindle user, claim that Amazon had no right to remove the books from their wireless e-book devices.  The knowledge that Amazon has that “technological [...]

What it means: Nine Inch Nails and the iPhone application*: Annotated edition (*4+)

By |2020-01-03T13:26:54-05:00May 8th, 2009|Blog|

I should have put money on it – or at least Twittered – my Monday prediction that Apple would re-allow the new Nine Inch Nails application into the iPhone Store. The Apple store pulled the application because the application – which had NIN albums – included the controversial album, The Downward Spiral.* Trent Reznor, who’s very internet savvy, first sent [...]

Amazon removes GLBT books from search, some books back in online store

By |2020-01-03T13:26:35-05:00April 13th, 2009|Blog|

The twittersphere has been, well, a-twitter (sorry!) about a story this weekend of Amazon pulling media with GLBT content from it’s sales ranking. Search #amazonfail to have a look. The excuse? The books were “adult” materials. However, it became quickly clear that it was GLBT content that was defining “adultness,” rather than the potential age-appropriateness of the content. The impact? [...]

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