Amazon WikiLeaks ebook back on sale as retailer denies hypocrisy

Dec 10, 2010
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The WikiLeaks Kindle ebook on Amazon UK has is prompting further controversy, with Amazon adding a statement to the product page and various reports that the author had taken the text down. However, at time of writing the ebook is still listed as available to buy, albeit with the added proviso that "This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website."

Amazon found itself in hot water earlier this week, after the ebook was spotted up for sale for its Kindle ereading platform, while its web-hosting arm AWS had closed down the official WikiLeaks account. The retailer was accused by many of hypocrisy, but has argued that the ebook does not actually contain the full leaked cables (despite the product description).

[via Media Memo]


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