Outlawed by Amazon DRM (Martin Bekkelund)

I've previously written about the evils of Amazon; here's another to add to the list. Martin Bekkelund reports on a woman who was Outlawed by Amazon DRM:

A couple of days a go, my friend Linn sent me an e-mail, being very frustrated: Amazon just closed her account and wiped her Kindle. Without notice. Without explanation. This is DRM at it’s worst.

Amazon destroyed the e-books she had bought, closed her account, wiped her device. It refuses to tell her why, and left her no recourse or appeal.

DRM sucks. Amazon sucks.

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good to know

This was interesting to read--especially the comments to the original post you linked to. I have just ordered a KindlePaperwhite e-reader for all those books and novellas that I want to read that are ONLY being published as e-books now. It will never be my main source for reading as I truly prefer a real paper book, but I know some authors who tell me it's a lot easier to publish via e-book than print. Sad and depressing, but that's the way the techno-world goes.... and I really want to read their stories.
At least now I know I'll need to get that "DRM" stripping program to keep my new books when I get them. What does "DRM" stand for anyway???? Some sort of leash for the company to keep hold of the product they sell you... at least when I order my paper books through Amazon they don't have strings attached once I receive them.

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