Originally Posted by pidgeon92
These two points here are an excellent example of fair use. You buy a CD, and you need to rip it to MP3 to use on a different device. You buy a book, you need to scan it to use it on a different device. Just because one is easier than the other, it doesn't mean you should get the different format for free because it would take longer. You want it digitized? You do the work.
Originally Posted by kennyc
and if you buy the audio MP3 album do you think you are entitled to a physical CD for free?
^ and this.
Can't say I disagree with the wishful thinking behind the OP's post, but indeed, these guys have hit the nail on the head as far as I am concerned. Ripping an audio CD takes 2-30 minutes. Scanning Stephen King's Dark Tower series?
Clear your calendar.
But 100% agree with pidgeon92 - there is nothing to prevent me from scanning [and proofing and converting and formatting] any of my thousands of physical books, same as with ripping my thousands of CDs/records/tapes.