“Kindle ate my homework” lawsuit

High tech version of age-old excuse:

“…A Michigan student is suing Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) because it remotely erased George Orwell’s “1984” from his Kindle reading device.

Amazon took the action after being informed it didn’t legally have the rights to the book and caused a firestorm of protest when it made the Orwellian move of erasing the book from all of the Kindles it had been downloaded to.

A refund of his 99-cent purchase wasn’t enough for 17-year-old Justin Gawronski, who said in his lawsuit that he had written notes for his summer high school reading assignment on 1984 that have now been rendered useless.”


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