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Virtual Book Burning

Title: Virtual Book Burning
Date: Wednesday, 1 September 1999
Publisher: Wired
Author: Mike Romano
Main source: wired.com

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When A Piece of Blue Sky, a book critical of the Church of Scientology, suddenly disappeared from Amazon.com's online catalog early this year, newsgroups such as alt.religion.scientology buzzed with conspiracy theories. Then, in June, Amazon.co.uk, the online bookseller's British division, expunged a controversial book, The Committee, which implicates David Trimble, head of the Ulster Unionist Party, in atrocities against Catholics. Amazon's decision to remove two books from its online list demonstrates the perils of balancing a billion-dollar book business with a ... [Read the rest at wired.com]