Is it legal for ya'll to send me your purchased eBooks?
@brandon I think that depends on exactly what you purchased when you purchased the book in question.
...if you need reading material, though, it *is* legal for me to point you in the direction of Project Gutenberg.
...would sending you the title work? Because I've just finished reading a book, but it's *not* an ebook (it's actually physical ink-on-paper).
Even in the case of ebooks, though, surely it's legal to send you the title and the name of the author. Even a summary of the major argument(s) and an opinion of how good it is.
@brandon Probably not, but I'd share anyways. Reading "The Blue Nowhere" by Jeffery Deaver if you're interested. One of my favorite books of all time. I even took parts of a lot of my handles from it.
If it is legal to send physical book why would it be illegal to share eBook if only 1 person can read it at a time.
We can emulate this by not reading it at the same time.
Adobe Digital Editions is a DRM that lets libraries to give uout books according to number of licences they have for a given book. Using Adobe's DRM we can borrow an ebook which has an expiration date. This way libraries know that book will be returned at that time for sure.
Or at least we can act like it did.
I am talking about non-public domain books. If you just want something to read, Gutemberg project got you covered.
Asking for suggestions?
In case you are wondering where the idea of time machine even came from, "The Time Machine" by Herbert George Wells is your read.
@murtezayesil I'm ok with DRM for this use, probably one of the very few uses I would think it's acceptable
As well, if a library pays a lending fee (which some publishers charge extra for libraries to purchase) then the publisher should also have no more control over that copy
This sounds more like offering a service rather than selling a product.
If I buy a product, I expect to own that product. I took that product away from you in exchange of money. I have no more say on the money and you also should have no more say on the product.
@brandon I'm reading some scifi classics by Asimov. I kind of started out of order with the 'Prelude to Foundation' series since I didn't know that the 'I Robot' series was also part of the same universe. So I'm reading I Robot now and will then continue in that series followed by the Foundation series 😅
@marvka I didn't know I Robot was in the same universe either! I'd be excited to check that out, the movie was pretty ok tho
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