Yep, you read it right. Amazon.com deleted ebooks their customers had actually purchased right off their Kindles. They deleted “Nineteen Eighty-four,” by George Orwell.
I thought ebooks were supposed to be like books. You buy them, you own them. Is it even legal for Amazon to do what they did? It also creeps me out a little. They can delete books remotely off people’s Kindles…can they read what your Kindle contains? Can they delete anything (say, a manuscript you’re reading), or just what you’ve purchased? Either way, it seems like a bully-ish move.
What do you think?