Amazon.com Settles With Justin Gawronski For $150,000
You may remember the story of Justin Gawronski. Gawronski filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com because the books 1984 and Animal Farm were deleted from his Kindle shortly after he purchased the books. Gawronski’s homework was also deleted from the Kindle.
Amazon.com settled with Gawronski and the law firm representing him by paying $150,000 to settle. After paying the cost of the lawyers, the rest of the money will be donated to charity. Gawronski will receive a $30 gift certificate too.
“Amazon has just proven that when I buy a book on the Kindle, I don’t really own it,” stated Gawronski, 17, in an interview with The L.A. Times. “I just feel that is wrong.”
The reason why 1984 and Animal Farm was deleted is because a company that did not own the rights to the books added them to the Kindle store. Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos stated the incident was “stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles.” Gawronski is a high school senior that lives and studies in south-eastern Michigan.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry