Deleting 1984 From Kindle Costs Amazon $150,000

CheeseMan42 - October 2, 2009 02:39PM in Mobile

When Amazon removed the George Orwell books 1984 and Animal Farm from the Kindle on July 16 for Terms of Service violations, it probably didn't foresee such a backlash. Amazon has decided to settle a lawsuit brought against it by a Michigan student for $150,000. The student, Justin Gawronski, will be donating all the proceeds to charity and won't receive any of the settlement himself. The student initially filed the lawsuit when the text of the book went missing, leaving the notes he took useless.