George Orwell’s 1984 has just been removed in secret from Amazon’s Kindle. It’s not an attempt at censorship as such, merely a problem with copyright. But as this article points out, there is a problem all the same:
Thousands of people last week discovered that Amazon had quietly removed electronic copies of George Orwell’s 1984 from their Kindle e-book readers. In the process, Amazon revealed how easy censorship will be in the Kindle age.
It will be a kinder, gentler fascism but we’ll get used to it assuming we are not used to it already.
From Catallaxy on 18 July 2013.