Amazon has reportedly settled the lawsuit over the zapping of 1984 and Animal Farm from the Kindles of the e-books’ owners—well, owner as some might define it.
Settlement document is here. A key passage, as spotted by TechFlash, appears ahead. Is it enough?
Amazon will not remotely delete or modify such Works from Devices purchased and being used in the United States unless (a) the user consents to such deletion or modification; (b) the user requests a refund for the Work or otherwise fails to pay for the Work (e.g., if a credit or debit card issuer declines to remit payment); (c) a judicial or regulatory order requires such deletion or modification; or (d) deletion or modification is reasonably necessary to protect the consumer or the operation of a Device or network through which the Device communicates (e.g., to remove harmful code embedded within a copy of a Work downloaded to a Device).”
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