that ain’t smart that’s creepy: vanishing ebooks

This is part of my ongoing coverage of disappearing ebooks. (See also: destroying ebooks is easy.)

This time, instead of an ebook being pulled by its publisher and vanishing from ebook stores, it’s a story about books being erased from a device without one unlucky user’s consent. And it doesn’t seem like she’s getting her books back any time soon:

Did she violate any terms? Amazon will not tell. Perhaps by accident? Amazon does not care. The conclusion so far is clear: Amazon closed her account, wiped her Kindle and refuses to tell her why. End of discussion.

Read Outlawed by Amazon DRM {bekkelund.net; via daring fireball}.