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  •  What this says is that your not Buying your (2+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites, satanicpanic

    Renting "books" and other reading material but Amazon is pushing the idea that people are buying what they read just like a real book but this incident just shows how big their lie really is.

    •  You're buying a license (0+ / 0-)

      When you buy a book or CD or phonograph record, magazine, or any other intellectual property stored on tangible media, you are buying the media and a license to view, hear, read, the contents by virtue of it being placed on the media. You have no rights to the content itself.

      You buy the Kindle, you own it. You do not own the content stored on it, just a license to view it in perpetuity, except in cases where the content was provided to Amazon by someone who doesn't own the rights to distribute that content.

      Amazon did the right thing. Anything less would be a violation of copyright laws and could potentially put them out of business.

      When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. -Jimi Hendrix -6.0 -5.33

      by Cali Techie on Sat Jul 18, 2009 at 03:16:10 PM PDT

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    •  This is why I didn't choose Kindle (1+ / 0-)
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      When I was considering getting a book reader, I read the Kindle legal gobbledygook and chose the Sony Reader instead. I can go to any ebook publisher and buy a book, download it and read it however I want.  I have bought the book.

      With Kindle I noticed that I was only renting the book and the license remained with Kindle.  Which meant I would be tied to Amazon for the life of the reader or my interest in reading the books I was leasing.

      I know of someone that was kicked out of Amazon for an unrelated issue and lost their entire Kindle content.

      Kindle is a rip off!

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