No. You âbuyâ the right to read a book. Itâs not like buying a used couch at a garage sale. You cannot copy, duplicate, or disseminate any work unless you are the copyright holder. Buying a copy of the book does not give you that power. What you suggest is generally referred to as Pirating, a felony with jail time and a big fine. Hereâs a simple copyright notice which makes clear why you canât just grab somebodyâs book and do what you want. Copyright Information All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
I believe you should be allowed to read what you purchased, even if it is not what you want. Have now read three of the four online PDF versions, and I prefer them all a lot better than my physical printed copies. I am certainly not an expert regarding digital or print formats, so I am not giving opinions on what is best in most cases for individual readers. I am just trying to convey to you the concept. Furthermore, I am not trying to convince you that I should only purchase the physical version. Am I right? Thank you. I hope you find some pleasure as well in the process. -- Morten S. Andersen P.O. Box 43730 Aarhus, Denmark E-mail address: samsandersen.petechial.