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Old 07-18-2005, 07:22 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by rlauzon
Only because lawyers say so. The end result is the same: You have a paper copy and an electronic copy.
Well, lawyers and Copyright Law of course.

What you have is a paper copy you paid for, and an electronic copy you did not. Its the same law that protects you from going into a public library and photocopying pages out of a book there for reference. Though thousands of people do it, it isn't allowed. The same goes for duplicating pages from a newspaper, or rewriting parts of articles found in printed media for including in your "blog", etc.
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