Originally Posted by Shaggy
That's my understanding as well. If you take your computer to another country and download the file, then return home with it, it's legal. If you do the same exact thing but without leaving your house, it's illegal.
Completely retarded, but that's not surprising given the state of copyright law.
Actually, I think that it depends on how creative the local prosecutor wants to be. I don't believe that it's settled law. If you do download ebooks from another country, I rather doubt anyone will come after you (unlike movies or music), but arguably it's the same as trying to bring an unauthorized copy of a copyrighted book into the USA, if they spot it, they will confiscate it. There have been cases of people getting computers confiscated because customs thought there was pirated movies or music on it.