So far as I can tell from their website, both Baen and Fictionwise believe they are selling you ownership of an ebook, not a license to read the ebook.
Originally Posted by HarryT
It's certainly true that, when you buy a paper book, you are simply buying the "medium" - the paper, ink, glue, etc. You are not buying any rights to the content. You can re-sell the physical book, but you cannot re-publish the content yourself.
HarryT, what you say here is about copyright. Please don't bring it up again because your post distracts from the issue of ownership vs. license.