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Amazon wipes womans Kindle and cancels her account!

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Amazon wipes womans Kindle and cancels her account!

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The blog post says that the woman, identified only as Linn, found that her Kindle and account had been wiped with no warning.
The Inquirer (http://s.tt/1qLyd)

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In the UK the Pirate Party was more sympathetic, saying that this is just the sort of thing we should expect from an industry reliant on digital rights management.
"This highlights the dangers with DRM. When you buy a product with DRM you haven't really bought it because the supplier can take it away from you at any time," said Pirate Party spokesperson Andy Robinson.
"Similarly, when you buy a locked down device such as Amazon's Kindle or Apple's Iphone or Ipad, you're never in control. Let the buyer beware."
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Another case where drm strikes your purchased stuff!
E/g/ the case of iTunes and a movie star (http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/shortcuts/2012/sep/03/bruce-willis-v-apple-owns-music-ipod) where he purchased LOADS of music and wanted to pass it on to his family but was told "Sorry you can't" by iTunes.
Can't stand drm myself  Smiley
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Caught a bit of " Fake Britain" on BBC1 yesterday evening. They raided house where chap had a good business flashing Play Station hard drives to play pirated games.
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Different matter that, this was stuff that was bought and then wiped by Amazon. How would you feel if someone came in and removed all your purchased dvd's (or videos or why) that you had bought from a particular store?
The drm on consoles is more for keeping the regional price differences than anything else. Why pay £40+ for a game when the same one is £20 (or what ever) in Asia/USA? Same as it used to be/still is on dvd/br.
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You can tell that I've got no dvds or videos  Wink
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Or books or magazines? (I did say or WHY?)
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Seems like Amazon have reactivated the account now.
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Or books or magazines?
Hate to say it but not bought a book, for myself, this century and only magazine is TV Choice.
Will stop now as making myself feel sad  Cry
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Seems like Amazon have reactivated the account now.

Only because the mainstream press has picked this up no doubt.
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No doubt there is much more to this that is not in the public domain (yet) Can't believe Amazon just picked a name out of thin air for no reason.
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http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Kindle-Deleted-Books-Closed-Account-Martin-Bekkelund,news-16204.html
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[Update]ComputerWorld says Linn got in touch with them to say her account has been reinstated and that she is repopulating her Kindle with her books. Apparently Linn bought her Kindle in the UK and took it back with her to Norway, where Amazon does not have a presence. CW's Simon Phipps reports that she then gifted the Kindle to her mother, bought herself a new used model, and had been using her Norwegian card to buy books for some time. When her Kindle failed, she sent it to Amazon for replacement and the company insisted on sending the Kindle to an address in the United Kingdom. Shortly after, her account was closed. It's not clear if the original owner of Linn's Kindle was the person guilty of abusing Amazon's policies, and the etailer is keeping quiet. For now, Linn has her account back, but has not received an explanation or an apology.
http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/simon-says/2012/10/rights-you-have-no-right-to-your-ebooks/index.htm
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You can tell that I've got no dvds ..  Wink

A bit like a 78 but smaller. Grin
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Naah!!
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sorry but please remind me - what is drm?
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Digital Restrictions Rights Management
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digital rights management - in other words you may think you have bought it but we can take it away from you with no compensation