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Sep 1, 1999
Virtual Book Burning — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Romano
Source: Wired
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 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 25, 1999
Scientology book an open issue — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Polly Sprenger
Source: Wired
A book removed from Amazon's site because of alleged legal troubles is now among the top 150 books sold by the online bookstore. The book, a controversial exposé of the Church of Scientology, languished deep in Amazon's list of 4.5 million titles before being dropped in February. A Wired News report on that decision prompted Amazon to reinstate the book late last week. The book jumped to No. 700 before hitting a high of 148 on Tuesday. Author Jon Atack, reached ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 22, 1999
Amazon.com to restore book critical of Scientology — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Responding to e-mail complaints, Amazon.com says it will restore a book critical of the Scientology movement to its online catalog. The book, "A Piece of Blue Sky," by British writer Jon Atack, was banned by a British court following a successful 1995 defamation lawsuit against Atack. Amazon.com pulled the book in February, but said this week that it would reinstate it. "While the decision in February seemed the right thing to do at the time, we thought we could ...
May 21, 1999
Amazon reverses decision on book ban — ZDNet
Type: Press
Author(s): Charles Cooper
Source: ZDNet
After absorbing withering criticism for its decision to stop selling a book critical of Scientology, Amazon.com has reversed itself. The move to withdraw the book, "A Piece of Blue Sky," comes a day after a report published in Wired News triggered a rash of postings on Internet newsgroups. The book, a critical examination of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, was pulled by Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) in February after an injunction against its distribution in the United Kingdom. The courts had ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 20, 1999
Amazon Drops Controversial Book — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Polly Sprenger
Source: Wired
Amazon.com has removed a controversial book from its listings, a book well known for angering the Church of Scientology. A Piece of Blue Sky, by UK writer Jon Atack, is an exposé of the Scientology movement from its creation in 1959 until the death of founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1986. The book disappeared from Amazon's site only recently. On alt.religion.scientology newsgroups, participants are questioning Amazon's decision, angrily pointing out that it is still legal to sell the book in United ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 20, 1999
Amazon to restore Scientology title — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Troy Wolverton
Source: CNET
Responding to customer criticism, Amazon.com today said it will restore a book critical of Scientology to its list of available titles. Amazon spokesman Bill Curry said Amazon removed Jon Atack's A Piece of Blue Sky from its virtual bookshelves in February after being advised that sales of the book were subject to a cease-and-desist order in the United Kingdom. Curry said the order stemmed from a ruling barring distribution of the book in that country because of defamatory language. Amazon has ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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Other web sites with precious media archives. There is also a downloadable SQL dump of this library (use it as you wish, no need to ask permission.)   In May 2008, Ron Sharp's hard work consisting of over 1260 FrontCite tagged articles were integrated with this library. There are more contributors to this library. This library currently contains over 6000 articles, and more added everyday from historical archives.