Amazon plays Ministry of Truth

I wonder if Doug bought either of these books. Something tells me it’ll take a memory hole in his Kindle (at least) before he considers turning his back on DRM-infested e-books. At least the irony in 1984 “magically” disappearing provides a good laugh given the disturbing news.


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2 Responses to “Amazon plays Ministry of Truth”

  1. Doug Johnson Says:

    Hi Peter,

    No, Big Brother passed over my Kindle account it looks like. But thanks for caring ;-)

    If there is a positive side to this, it’s that publishers/authors still have the choice to publish in DRM format or not, according to their own beliefs.

    All the best,


  2. Peter Says:

    Publishers/authors never had such power in the analog world. I see no “positive” of absolute control in the digital world (it’s been proven that profit incentives exist despite the ability of the public to freely make/share copies). Nor do I believe the dissemination of published culture by users should be at the whim of authors’ “beliefs”. DRM is an extension of greed, not “rights”.


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