Originally Posted by rogue_librarian
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.
To be formal about it, you could transfer legal ownership of the book to them, they then scan in their own copy of the book, destroy the paper version and transfer ownership of the electronic version to you.