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 Posted: Wed Apr 2nd, 2008 02:31 pm
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Joined: Fri Jan 25th, 2008
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Excellent post.  Well researched and presented. You may indeed be in a "safe harbor" of the copyright law.

My problem is with the original question: "Is it wrong to scan books?"  My answer is still yes.

The protection of intellectual content from unauthorized use is a huge problem for everyone involved in publishing today whether they are a magazine, book publisher, database owner, music producer, artist or writer.  Their very existence is dependent on how we are able to protect their property.  If you have any question about this, just look at the financials of companies in any of the publishing fields.

While some of my posts may be in error with regard to your personal situation, I would still rather err on the side of those companies and individuals who need revenue from their work to survive.

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