Originally Posted by pilotbob
I'm sorry, have you read section 1201 of the US Copyright act as ammended by the DMCA of 1998?
Unless based on paragrah (D) the librarian of congress has deemed that ebooks are exempt from 1201(A). ???
(Though technically not "illegal" but a copyright infringment which is a civil offense which becomes criminal if you are doing it for profit.)
I wonder if that is something the folks on the other side of the pond can use against the OP. If there was a donation's button on the page for the download that could potentially be construed as selling. It's also why many try and circumvent that portion of the law by adding a disclaimer on a page that donations are for maintaining the site and it's related expenses. Not sure how well that might work, but those who do it better keep copious records of donations and expenses. Mostly because PP will roll over like a $2 hooker on 25¢ night for law enforcement and hand over all records pretty much w/o a warrant or court order. A simple fax on departmental letterhead is sufficent for them. It used to be in their TOS but not sure if it ever changed.