Originally Posted by Giggleton
Well, I wouldn't go that far. Is piracy simply the unauthorized copying/lending/accessing of a text? Or shall we think of piracy in more ethical/moral terms. Meaning, does every read require some form of compensation to flow from the reader to the writer? If the latter is the case, then these lending sites are definitely facilitating piracy at the very least.
Again you miss the point altogether. These authors AGREED by contract to allow purchasers to lend their books. If I have a contractual right and exercise it, how is that a violation of the contract?
Perhaps the authors should have read the contract before agreeing.