Amazon's distribution of 1984 based on false statement of ownership
Posted Jul 25, 2009 1:57 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata
In reply to: Amazon's distribution of 1984 based on false statement of ownership
Parent article: The grumpy editor's e-book reader
the point I started with (which I think I managed to loose in this thread) is that (while I dislike what they did), issuing a refund and removing the book was not an insane thing to do.
Yes, at one point you veered off into a larger, and quite interesting, question:
but it does raise the question (which is also very relavent to opensource software), how do you protect party A if party B tells party C that they have the right distribute something when they really don't?
And my comments were addressed solely to that.
I have no problem with Amazon's actions. I also have no problem with Amazon's plans not to handle it that way in the future.
I wonder if the copyright owner of 1984 was involved in the decision to revoke the books; I would think they would prefer that Amazon just pay them the money it refunded to the customers and let the customers keep the books.
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