Amazon Offers Redelivery or $30 to People Who Lost 1984
Amazon (AMZN) took a lot of heat in July when it wirelessly deleted copies of two George Orwell titles from the Kindle e-readers of some customers. CEO Jeff Bezos eventually apologized for the incident, calling it “stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles.”
On Thursday, Amazon went a step further by e-mailing an offer to return the deleted books to effected Kindles–or to give owners a $30 Amazon gift certificate.
The incident prompted a class action lawsuit, filed in part on behalf of a student who said the deletion rendered useless the notes he had taken for a school assignment.