Wow. Horrifying, nightmarish treatment of a Norwegian woman by Amazon. They wiped her Kindle and closed her account and won’t tell her why. Martin Bekkelund:
As a long-term writer about technology, DRM, privacy and user rights, this Amazon example shows the very worst of DRM. If the retailer, in this case Amazon, thinks you’re a crook, they will throw you out and take away everything that you bought. And if you disagree, you’re totally outlawed. Not only is your account closed, all your books that you paid for are gone. With DRM, you don’t buy and own books, you merely rent them for as long as the retailer finds it convenient.
I understand why these total silence policies are in place — to keep crooks from getting a leg up on anti-fraud measures — but they are totally inhumane. This is a real woman’s account.