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Re^2: Which Book is better?

by LanX (Chancellor)
on Feb 11, 2014 at 20:13 UTC ( #1074493=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Which Book is better?
in thread Which Book is better?

> and may violate copyright laws.

Well, for completeness:

I don't know about Indian laws, but _private_ copies are legal in Germany, if a book gets out of print. (O'Reilly seems to offer only an ebook version)

175 Rupies ~ 2 sounds like just the costs for photocopying ~400 pages (well maybe twice the costs)


Though I wouldn't be surprised if "nbc india" has a commercial interest which breaks CR laws.

Cheers Rolf

( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

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Re^3: Which Book is better?
by davido (Archbishop) on Feb 11, 2014 at 20:15 UTC

    I rethought the "violate copyright laws" assertion: I really don't know. It's been removed from my original post. Who knows... maybe the site is selling copies obtained by used bookstores, where they buy books by the pound, and get what they can out of them. I know the "computers" section of the bulk used bookstore I used to see in LA had a lot of outdated programming books, many still crated up waiting for shelf space. Doesn't seem unreasonable that some of those crates would make their way to India in search of a market.


      Well we can't do O'Reilly's job here to monitor resellers.

      I just was very surprised to hear from the mouth of a book seller that photocopying can be legal.

      I think this includes downloading a digital copy and printing it... (I used to be a student too ;-)

      Cheers Rolf

      ( addicted to the Perl Programming Language)

      Unlikely here since they changed the ISBN.

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