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View Poll Results: Do you misrepresent your address to buy ebooks?
Yes, for every purchase 6 4.72%
Yes, when the ebook is not available in my country 38 29.92%
Yes, to get a better price 10 7.87%
No, I've never needed to, but would if necessary 65 51.18%
No, I feel this is wrong 15 11.81%
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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Do you misrepresent your address to buy ebooks?

I have done this twice in order to buy an ebook that wasn't available in my country. Now I'm noticing that some ebooks cost 25% more for no explicable reason (before taxes).
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:28 AM   #2
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Of course I do.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #3
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No. Other.

Faking my location is more work than acquiring the book through other means. I've had pretty good results with library acquisitions and ILL and don't have a problem with paper.

I'm sure just about everything newly published ends up on the darknet shortly before or after its release. The newly graduated college students I've talked to seem able to find anything.

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Old 02-22-2012, 09:35 AM   #4
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Geo-restrictions on electronically distributed media is simply insanely stupid. Mis-representing your address is just levellling the playing field.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #5
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No, but I don't have a problem with people who do so for a legitimate reason.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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I don't fake my address. I'm not going to fake it to give my money to publishers that do stupid things like this.
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Old 02-22-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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I need a third "Just No" no option. Neither of the existing two Nos accurately reflect my feelings.

No, I don't do it; no, I probably never will, but "wrong" doesn't enter into my decision. I just don't care enough to go through that kind of hassle for a book.
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Old 02-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #8
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I don't know how.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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I have not needed to but would if necessary. Geo Restrictions are silly and I have no problem with people working around them. At least a fake address gets the author paid. That is better then pirating.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #10
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I "had to" do it for one book that there was no other way for me to get.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #11
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I haven't needed to but I definitely would.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #12
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No, I've never had too. But if I was Geo restricted I would rather fake my address than pirate the book.
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Old 02-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #13
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No, I've never had too. But if I was Geo restricted I would rather fake my address than pirate the book.
Ethically I agree with you. But is one a civil offense (copyright infringement) and the other criminal (fraud)? Or is it just lying?
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #14
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Ethically I agree with you. But is one a civil offense (copyright infringement) and the other criminal (fraud)? Or is it just lying?
It's just lying. You may consider it to be dishonest, but it's not a crime.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:03 PM   #15
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I've not had to. But, if the time came where I needed to, I would. I don't really see the problem. I'd still be paying for it.
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