Originally Posted by HansTWN
Well, Tompe, piracy is illegal and wrong --- borrowing a pbook from a friend or buying second hand is not, but is one of the intended uses. If a book sells well second hand it is actually good for the author publisher (the original buyers have more money to spend on new books and are confident that they will be able to sell any new books they buy now). Why compare an innocent fair-rights use that is good for the copyright holder with piracy? Satisfied?
You are still confusing what is moral and what is legal.
Why is piracys illegal?
Why is it wrong?
Are people angry because it is wrong?
Or are they angry because it is illegal?
If downloading books were legal (like it is in Holland) the I assume you think that there are no reason for creators to get angry because people "take something without paying for it" or?