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Kindle deletions pave way for digital book banning

Posted: 21 Jul 2009 08:40 AM PDT

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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.

Photo: n8agrin

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