Some Kindle fans want Amazon to give up its use of a technology called digital rights management, which allows the company to maintain strict control of its eBooks, reports the New York Times. Last week, Jeffrey P. Bezos, chief executive of Amazon, offered a mea culpa to customers whose digital editions of George Orwell's 1984 were remotely deleted from their Kindle reading devices. Though copies of the books were sold by a bookseller that did not have legal rights to the novel, Bezos wrote on a company forum that Amazon's "‘solution' to the problem was stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out...

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