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Amazon Settles Orwellian Lawsuit for $150,000

a.com_logo_RGB1.jpgAmazon.com (AMZN) settled with Kindle customer Justin Gawronski this week, a reader who sued the bookseller for remotely deleting “1984″ (and all his notes) on his Kindle–paying out $150,000 to the teenage customer.

In July, Amazon’s remote deletion of “1984″ and “Animal Farm” on users’ Kindles unleashed a storm of controversy and a personal apology from CEO Jeff Bezos. According to the LA Times, Gawronski will give the money to charity, happy to have his $30 gift certificate for the lost books.

Here’s more from the article: “Gawronski is based in Michigan, and was adversely affected when the Amazon deletion also partially ate his homework. ‘It’s a lot of brainstorming. It’s nothing super concrete,” Gawronski told The Times. ‘I was between a quarter and halfway through [the book]. I had a good amount of notes.’” (Publishers Lunch)

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