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UPDATE Brotha!

Posted: September 9th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Politics, Site of the Week, Sites | Comments Off on UPDATE Brotha!

Amazon–King of the Jungle is struggling with reparations from the previously mentioned George Orwell copyright clusterf*uck.

Letter from Amazon CEO and Kindle Team:

Hello,

This is an apology for the way we previously handled illegally sold copies of 1984 and other novels on Kindle. Our “solution” to the problem was stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles. It is wholly self-inflicted, and we deserve the criticism we’ve received.

We will use the scar tissue from this painful mistake to help make better decisions going forward, ones that match our mission.

With deep apology to our customers,
Jeff Bezos
Founder & CEO
Amazon.com

As you were one of the customers impacted by the removal of 1984 from your Kindle device in July of this year, we would like to offer you the option to have us re-deliver this book to your Kindle along with any annotations you made. You will not be charged for the book. If you do not wish to have us re-deliver the book to your Kindle, you can instead choose to receive an Amazon.com electronic gift certificate or check for $30.

Sincerely,
The Kindle Team

Kinda slow putting on the band-aid huh Amazon? Six weeks?!? Hope you weren’t making annotations for a class in that time gap! AW SHIT!


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