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19th July 2009, 03:17 PM
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/1 ... us-e-book/ (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/17/amazoncom-plays-big-brother-with-a-famous-e-book/)

Neil Templar
19th July 2009, 03:35 PM

20th July 2009, 01:37 PM
That's beyond retarded...

27th July 2009, 11:46 PM
Amazon grants you the non-exclusive right to keep a permanent copy of the applicable Digital Content and to view, use, and display such Digital Content an unlimited number of times, solely on the Device or as authorized by Amazon as part of the Service and solely for your personal, non-commercial use.

Amazon reserves the right to discontinue wireless connectivity at any time or to otherwise change the terms for wireless connectivity at any time

And I was actually thinking about buying a Kindle.

1st August 2009, 09:30 AM
That's one hell of a coincidence with the book being 1984. Almost makes me wonder if it's a marketing ploy... a bad one none the less but still.

1st August 2009, 05:24 PM
Maybe they also own the other service that was going to become available on that very same day. All I know, is I canceled my plan to buy that one, and ended up ordering one that doesn't require for you to sign up for anything, just download the pdf and stick it in your reader. Almost the old-fashioned way.