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Old 11-21-2007, 06:31 PM   #1
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if i convert a pbook to an ebook my self.

am i breaking any US copy right law ?
like photographing each page and making a pdf and reading it on the reader ?
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Old 11-21-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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am i breaking any US copy right law ?
like photographing each page and making a pdf and reading it on the reader ?
I am not a lawyer, so this is *VERY* rough guesstimate.

No - if you're doing so because *YOU* want to read it electronically. Yes - if you plan to make money by selling it to others. Maybe - if you plan to give it to friends.

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Old 11-21-2007, 11:04 PM   #3
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Very YES if you plan on posting it somewhere on the net.

As a side note: if you take a photograph of a printed page and display it on the Reader it will most likely be unreadable since the Reader has a 6" screen and it will scale the PDF page to that size.

The public domain pbooks that I have converted for the Reader were all OCRed so that I was able to load the text rather than an image of a page. The resulting LRF file was many times the number of pages of the original even at the "S" font size.
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Old 11-23-2007, 02:12 PM   #4
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Very YES if you plan on posting it somewhere on the net.

As a side note: if you take a photograph of a printed page and display it on the Reader it will most likely be unreadable since the Reader has a 6" screen and it will scale the PDF page to that size.

The public domain pbooks that I have converted for the Reader were all OCRed so that I was able to load the text rather than an image of a page. The resulting LRF file was many times the number of pages of the original even at the "S" font size.
No i don't intend to share it. i just plan to put on the reader and use it myself. not share it with others.

i've converted like 5 textbooks already so i know its doable and readable. problem is i don't have time enough to do a better scan and OCR it and textbooks aren't avaiable as public domain or in the sony store.

if you want i can post a guide sometime.
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