Amazon’s Kindle Policy Ignites Furor

Amazon.com has said it will change its systems after it remotely deleted Kindle editions of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from the devices of customers after discovering they had been offered for sale illegally. The actions, which happened on Friday, have caused a furor in the U.S. (and on Twitter), where Amazon has inevitably been compared to Orwell’s all-seeing Big Brother.