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Is Amazon censoring anti-DRM reviews?

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| Amazon.com customers are once again accusing the online retailer of removing
| video game reviews that criticize the use of SecuROM Digital Rights
| Management (DRM).
|
| The site says unfavorable reviews aren't being censored, claiming they have
| accidentally been removed due to a "technical glitch" in automated filtering.
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10...eview_missing/


Recent:

Amazon patents 'customer review incentives'

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| The self-described patent reform advocates at Amazon.com don't seem to have
| broken their habit of putting legal hooks on just about anything they dream
| up.
|
| Last Tuesday, Amazon was awarded a patent for "creating an incentive to
| author useful item reviews."
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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10...view_rankings/


Amazon Granted 1-Hour Offer Patent

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| theodp writes "Amazon was awarded a patent Tuesday for its Interactive
| Time-Limited Merchandising Program and Method for Improved Online
| Cross-Selling, which appears to be lawyer-speak for presenting customers with
| one limited-time offer after another until they finally bite on one or
| decline them all. So be careful - the next time you offer folks 10% off on a
| garden rake if they purchase it within sixty minutes after declining to buy a
| saucepan, you could be guilty of patent infringement!"
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http://techdirt.com/articles/20080828/092448.shtml


Related:

Amazon Sneaks One-Click Past the Patent System

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| By changing the word 'a' to 'the' and adding the phrase 'purchasable through
| a shopping cart model,' lawyers for Amazon.com have apparently managed to
| reinstate two of CEO Jeff Bezos' 1-Click Patent claims that were rejected a
| month earlier.
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http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?s...56237&from=rss
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