Originally Posted by moz
Why the fuss? Amazon sold people a license to use the content in a limited set of ways, then withdrew that license.
I look at DRMed books as rentals. You don't own anything other than a restricted right to access the book in a narrowly restricted set of ways. Just like renting a video or anything else. Any time the seller likes they can yank the content. That's never been a secret, it's happened before and it will happen again. If you don't like it, don't rent books.
Just don't buy a Kindle or any other hardware you do not have complete control of.