Kindle deletions pave way for digital book banning
Posted: 21 Jul 2009 08:40 AM PDT
If publishers can give Amazon orders, why not the courts? Why not government? The very existence of Amazon’s book-deleting system could be used to enforce libel judgments, execute injuctions, or simply to ban books at the state’s behest.
Farhad Manjoo plots out this depressing vision of 2024, at Slate.
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