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Amazon Remotely Deleting Books From Kindle

Those who have adopted the Amazon e-book way of reading today discovered something that they surely weren't counting on – having their books remotely deleted from their Kindles.

In what is glaring irony, George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm were the two books that the publisher decided it no longer wanted Kindle owners to have access to. Instead of just pulling the book from the store and stopping any further sales, it had Amazon send out a kill notice to delete all those books from any device that they were purchased on.

Amazon said that this occurrence is rare, but for those who purchased the books and were halfway through reading them – even once is too many times, even if they were issued refunds.

If there was any argument for owning physical media – and books, out of all possibilities – this would be a prime example.