Amazon has agreed to pay $150,000 in a lawsuit filed by 17-year-old student Justin Gawronski, who sued the online retailer after George Orwell’s novels "1984" and "Animal Farm" were deleted from his Kindle, along with his homework, reports the Los Angeles Times. The money, after going to the law firm representing the teen, will be donated to charity. Gawronski and others who’d downloaded the books already had been compensated for the loss, with a $30 gift certificate. The Orwell books had been added to the online retailer’s site by a company that did not have the rights to sell them. In mid-July, with no notice to customers about the error, Amazon remotely deleted the books, causing widespread consternation. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos later apologized for the company’s handling of the matter. Gawronski was adversely affected when the Amazon deletion also partially ate his homework. "It’s a lot of brainstorming. It’s nothing super concrete," Gawronski told the Times. "I was between a quarter and halfway through [the book]. I had a good amount of notes." Those notes survived, but they pointed only to strings of characters, where the novel’s text had gone missing…

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