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Amazon's UK tentacle is selling a Kindle version of the Wikileaks documents for £7.37. Although the documents are freely available, it seems an odd move from Amazon which kicked Wikileaks off its hosting service. Even odder Amazon's US Kindle store is not stocking the collection of documents. The book is published by Heinz …

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  1. nigel 15

    you couldn't make it up

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004EEOLIU

    i thought this was a joke when i read it. sadly it is not. incredible

    1. Anonymous Coward
      WTF?

      sadly?

      why "sadly"?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Amazon is next

    Operation Payback's hivemind has listed Amazon as the next target.

    1. Ef'd

      Couldd go either way

      They could get pissed off since Amazon's selling the docs, or they may give Amazon a pass for dumping wikileaks from their hosting service by making the information available.

  3. Code Monkey
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    A fool and his money are soon parted

    Since the majority of the mouth-breathing newspaper readers out there think the site's being taken down means no more Wikileaked documents, Amazon step in to sell it to them for a nice tidy sum. Nice one Amazon. Seriously.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    hmm

    "Although the documents are freely available, it seems an odd move from Amazon which kicked Wikileaks off its hosting service."

    Which (out of hosting or selling) would happen to make the most money?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Stop

    Not wishing to spoil the fun..

    ...but the book does not contain the wikileaks documents - merely an 'analysis' of the documents - see the link in the article for yourself. in short it appears to be a cheap cash-in by the author, of the 'PS3 (Box Only) type that beleguers ebay.

  6. DrXym Silver badge

    Vanity publishing

    Amazon is in the vanity publishing business so anybody and their uncle can slap together some piece of crap and throw it up for sale. Amazon probably price their books by the page hence the price.

    My guess is Mr Heinz Duthel whose past works appear to all be of the cut and pasted variety is one such vanity publisher. IMO he should have his arse kicked off the system not for printing up wikileaks but for being a leech who is simply plagiarising material in the public domain to line his pockets.

  7. nigel 15
    WTF?

    Al Quaeda Training Manual

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Al-Qaeda-Training-Manual-1/dp/1414507100/

    apparently they sell it because they don't believe in censorship. I shit you not.

  8. RollinPowell
    FAIL

    not smart

    Uhhhhh, does Amazon like DDOS attacks or something?

  9. Buzzword
    Jobs Horns

    Awaiting approval in the App Store

    What about a Wikileaks App for your iFruit or Android device? Will the Jobsian gatekeepers approve?

    "Remove all classified information. Not that big of a deal. Steve."

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Is Amazon run by a Liberal Democrat?

    That sort of hypocrisy would make Nick Clegg proud.

  11. Gene Cash Silver badge

    Not actually the docs themselves, but "commentary and analysis"

    The footnote in Nigel15's URL says "Please note: This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website"

  12. Xpositor
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    Not quite...

    Quote:

    Please note:

    This book contains commentary and analysis regarding recent WikiLeaks disclosures, not the original material disclosed via the WikiLeaks website.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Grenade

    Ahhh the hypocracy of corporate whoring....

    To stab Wikileaks in the back and to drink the blood as it runs out....

    Good One - to the people who run Amazon.

    Nothing like being a pack of 2 faced arseholes....

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If

    If Anonymous Coward is correct, and they are capable of bringing down Amazon, then Amazon would truly suffer some serious money lost with the Christmas season here.

  15. Liam 8
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    Retards

    The reviews are fantastic, about the same level of drama as giving firearms to toddlers.

    Particularly as half of them can’t read so didn’t spot the “DOES NOT CONTAIN TEXT OF CABLES” which is all over the place and the fact this is a self-published digital work not something the Amazon buyers went out to get.

    I do hope Amazon honors all the requests to delete accounts too.

  16. Tom 13

    So Amazon is publishg material that even the US govt will allow all its employees

    to read and el Reg thinks this is a story?

    Somebody needs to go read Pruden's rules for news reporting: Getting the story First is job 1, but not at the expense of fucking up a simple fact check.

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