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View Poll Results: What would you do in a situation like that?
Forget about it. 10 13.16%
Buy paperbacks and download ebooks from darknet. 36 47.37%
Buy paperbacks, scan and OCR them (I live in the UK, scanning is illegal) 3 3.95%
Take out the books from the library so TOR gets no more of my money on pbooks 9 11.84%
Download from the darknet and don't pay for it. 18 23.68%
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Old 12-13-2007, 11:55 AM   #1
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Dilemma

I have a dilemma now.

I would like to read The Urth? I, the New Sun 5 book series.
I wanted to buy them ....cannot. Ebooks do not exist.
I have the first volume (2 books in one volume) in the series. I bought it 1 years ago.

On the darknet I could download all of them.

What shell I do?

Reading a paper book - out of question (look at post number 6 for more details).

So, there are 2 ways as far as I can see.

1. Forget about it for a few years and hope that one day the publishers will have a mercy and publish ebooks or maybe they will not? or maybe when they do it the writer will no longer be alive? In this case there is a chance that the writer will never see my money...

2. I could buy the rest of the series in paper back editions. Then download ebooks from darknet. Edit them accordingly and read them. In this case, writer will be compensated for his work, because I will buy 2 more books while the writer is alive vs. buying ebooks in some near or not so near future. (In this case the publishers will get my money too!)

Steve Jordan suggested another way:
3. Buy paperbacks, scan and OCR them.
One should take into the account that I live in the UK where it is illegal to scan my paperbacks.

What should I do?

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:01 PM   #3
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Sorry, I never created a poll and was testing it

the first post should have the question now.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:01 PM   #4
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Reading a paper book - out of question.
Why? Owning an eBook reader doesn't mean that you can't read paper books too. You are allowed to do both .
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #5
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By the law there is only one option. Number 1.
The rest of the options are illegal for me by the law.

Ethically...I believe option 2 is the way to go.

Options 3 is unacceptable by me on a basis that it would take me ages to scan the books.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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Why? Owning an eBook reader doesn't mean that you can't read paper books too. You are allowed to do both .
After buying ebook reader I have changed my reading habbits. I take my reader everywhere with me. When I have a lanch at work, I eat and then read for the rest of 1 hour time.
I don't want to carry the book with me. Also, I didn't buy ebook reader where I can change font size etc. to go backwards.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:25 PM   #7
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I still regularly read paper books. Many of the books I want to read aren't available as eBooks, and I'm certainly not going to download them illegally!
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Personally, I would feel ok ethically with downloading the books if I own them but I would never advise someone else to do something illegal.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:40 PM   #9
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I still regularly read paper books. Many of the books I want to read aren't available as eBooks, and I'm certainly not going to download them illegally!
I see. Fair enough.
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Old 12-13-2007, 12:42 PM   #10
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Personally, I would feel ok ethically with downloading the books if I own them but I would never advise someone else to do something illegal.
I think I had to word my question a bit differently.

Akin to What whould you do in a situation like that?
So, that people do not feel as if they give an advice.

I will send PM to admin and see if it can be changed.

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Now check you PM please

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The problem is that these books are published by TOR and we all know by know how really bad TOR is as a publishing company when it comes to ebooks.
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I had to add another option to the thread as none of them fit what I would do.
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