Sep 042009
 September 4, 2009  Posted by  Business, Online

Rachel Metz of Associated Press reports that is offering free replacement books or $30 to Kindle customers whose copies of the George Orwell novels “1984” and “Animal Farm” were deleted from their electronic reading devices in July. The deletion led to a class-action lawsuit started by one student who was using the book for a course assignment and whose book and notes were erased after learned that the company who had made the books available didn’t have the rights to them. The entire situation was a public reactions fiasco for

In an e-mail sent Thursday to Kindle owners whose books were erased, Amazon offered to redeliver the titles to their e-readers for free, along with any annotations users had made. Or the customers can get a $30 gift certificate or a $30 check — which could be worth much more than two Kindle books, because many of them cost $10 or less.

According to the attorney who filed the class-action lawsuit, the lawsuit will go forward despite this offer.

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