Originally Posted by taustin
It says so, in no uncertain terms, right in the terms of service that you agree to when you make the purchase.
It also says "Buy now with 1-Click!" not "License now with 1-Click!"
There's even a link underneath that that says "how buying works"--
1) Select a device
2) Click to buy
3) Purchase is sent automatically.
It doesn't say "your licensed content is sent automatically." It says "purchase." That implies that what you purchased is what was sent
--not that you "bought" some kind of intangible thing, and they're sending you, not what you bought, but the material they've contracted to deliver, which material you don't actually own.
When a company says one thing in big print, and something else in small print far away (there's no easy link to the kindlebook TOS from the purchasing pages), the law has often held that the big print is usually what the customer gets to use.