This is an apology for the way we previously handled illegally sold copies of 1984 and other novels on Kindle. Our "solution" to the problem was stupid, thoughtless, and painfully out of line with our principles. It is wholly self-inflicted, and we deserve the criticism we've received. We will use the scar tissue from this painful mistake to help make better decisions going forward, ones that match our mission.
With deep apology to our customers,
Founder & CEO Amazon.com
While it is good to see an apology from Jeff, it is certainly not enough for me to stop thinking about Amazon's policies to be Big Brother of some part of eBook market.
Only when they cede the technical ability to do so, or change their DRM philosophy, I could regain trust in them...