[OT]Re: Books...

Yigal Chripun yigal100 at gmail.com
Sun May 11 02:31:03 PDT 2008

Manfred Nowak wrote:
> Your respect has to go to the publisher as well.
> -manfred

in what way did I disrespect the publisher? the copyrights belong to the
authors, not the publisher. either I can use the services of the
publisher and buy a paper book and thus will pay the publisher and the
author, or I can download an ebook and pay the author (I also can buy an
ebook through the publisher, and get an ebook plus the benefit of it
being under some unnecessary protection scheme like DRM or password
protection). Where does it say that that specific publisher has a legal
right to be the sole publisher of the work?
what if I asked Lars directly for a copy of the book? what if Lars is my
neighbor and I prefer to pay him directly than drive to the mall to buy
his book in the book store?

The whole point of the internet as a medium of distribution is that I
don't have to go through a middle-man anymore. Book publishers will not
go away, since there will always be need for real paper books. it's just
that they are no longer the only medium to distribute one's creation.

My point was that the torrent link by itself is not illegal. there are
both legal and illegal uses for that same torrent link.


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