Andy, can you elaborate on the moral dilemma of converting books you already own? Why would that be morally objectionable?
As for the legal ramifications for converting a book you already own for your personal use, I've never seen a case where someone was successfully prosecuted for this. Converting a book you own is not at all the same thing as stealing that book. If someone doesn't want to have to bother with converting a book, I can understand that. But being afraid to convert or morally opposed to converting puzzles me.