Remember how the deleted Orwell pissed everyone off last week? Well, it extra specially pissed off this kid who had put all his notes for school into the damn thing only to find them deleted along with the book itself. Pissed him off enough to sue douchebag Amazon over the schoolyard bully tactics. Who’s laughing now, Biff? Sniff, sniff… Junior, you make …someone… proud to be American. I hope this puts you through college.
Justin Gawronski, the Michigan high school student bringing the suit along with another Kindle user, had made “copious notes” on the version of “1984″ he was reading as a summer homework assignment, the suit said.
“After Amazon remotely deleted ‘1984,’ those notes were rendered useless because they no longer referenced the relevant parts of the book,” it said.
The suit claims Amazon had not disclosed to Kindle users previously that it had the ability to remotely delete content and asks the court to prevent the online retail giant from doing so in the future.
“Amazon has no more right to delete e-books from consumers’ Kindles and iPhones than it does to retrieve from its customers? homes paper books it sells and ships to consumers,” it said.
The suit seeks unspecified damages for Gawronski and other Kindle users whose digital books were erased.