Originally Posted by HarryT
I suspect that this may fall foul of the law. It's one thing to scan books yourself; it's far from clear whether paying someone else to do it for you still falls under the scope of "fair use". It'll be interesting to see if they do get taken to court over this.
I say this would be perfectly fine in my jurisdiction. It's a private copy for somebody else's exclusive use, our Copyright Act allows for that. Why do you think that's an issue? People obviously did buy a copy (heck, it's destroyed in the process), so this is really only format shifting.