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Old 10-14-2012, 04:12 PM   #160
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Originally Posted by HarryT View Post
"Giving a copy to 10,000 of your closest friends on the Internet" does not constitute "fair use", despite what some people might like to pretend. In fact it's extremely unfair for the author.
You've set up a straw man--I never claimed that distribution to 10,000 people is fair use. But earlier, you said:

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But you're not "loaning" it to your mother; you're creating another copy of the book and GIVING that copy to your mother. Two people have a copy of the book where only one had it before. That's the fundamental difference between an eBook and a paper book, and that's why it's piracy.

There's nothing wrong with lending your mother your reading device with the book on it - that way, only one person has the eBook, and there's no piracy.
So according to you making even a single copy is a violation of copyright. Do you believe in any exception for fair use?
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