Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Amazon was sued in a class-action

According to PCMag, two Kindle users – one of them a high school student – have filed a class-action lawsuit against Amazon after the company remotely deleted copies of George Orwell's "1984" from their e-readers ... for breach of contract, intentional interference with their belongings, as well as violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Washington Consumer Protection Act.

In this online world, old rules are not enough to handle the new situation. But the plain-old moral standard should be the guiding light.

I hope online retailer will learn a good lesson from this.