Originally Posted by poohbear_nc
Yes - but what people are objecting to - is Amazon entering their property - we DO own our Kindles, if not their content - and removing the pirated book.
Sort of electronic "breaking & entering" - as if police broke down your door to remove an item that was stolen, that you had bought in good faith at a reputable store - without asking your permission to enter your premises.
I understand that and agree, partly. To me, the Kindle hardware is mine, but the content is between a purchase and a lease. But that wasn't my question. What I would like to know is what would the consequences be for Amazon if they did not do what they did? Isn't this similar to "owning" stolen property? What would the police do? Let you keep it?