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It’s bad enough that when you ‘buy’ an e-book, you’re really only renting it, but now we hear that at least one e-book seller will, it has been alleged, wipe your device if it sees fit.

Norwegian writer Martin Bekkelund tells the story of a chum, called Linn, who claims to have had her Kindle remotely wiped by Amazon UK.

Linn not unreasonably asked Amazon what was up and was told via email by one Michael Murphy, Executive Customer Relations at Amazon.co.uk, that “we have found your account is directly related to another which has been previously closed for abuse of our policies. As such, your Amazon.co.uk account has been closed and any open orders have been cancelled”.

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What the heck, Amazon?

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“we have found your account is directly related to another which has been previously closed for abuse of our policies. As such, your Amazon.co.uk account has been closed and any open orders have been cancelled”.

Well? was it?
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Well? was it?

If you read the source you'd know the answer is no.
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Well I was about to buy a kindle...guess I'm now. Ipad mini or Nexus for me.
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Hmm, I heard on the news this morning that a huge class action lawsuit just finished in which some of the large e-book sellers were colluding and price fixing. Result: total refunds on the e-books from these publishers.

Not that it has anything to do with this article, but if you bought some e-books (and live in the US) you might have some refunds due back to you.

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I bet most other ebooks have this sort of clause to cover their asses, they realized that it was there and decided OMG WE WANTZ CLICK BAIT
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I will reserve judgement until all the facts are in.
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Hmm, I heard on the news this morning that a huge class action lawsuit just finished in which some of the large e-book sellers were colluding and price fixing. Result: total refunds on the e-books from these publishers.
Not that it has anything to do with this article, but if you bought some e-books (and live in the US) you might have some refunds due back to you.
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I got a $1.20. biggrin.gif
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Who would buy a Kindle when you can get a iPad or Android Tablet? You can get the Kindle App on any android/iOS device.
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Who would buy a Kindle when you can get a iPad or Android Tablet? You can get the Kindle App on any android/iOS device.
There isn't an e-ink Android/iPad. So if you use it exclusively for reading then the Kindle is nicer.
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