Re: Making Copies
Posted by Also Yes on 7/17/2022, 9:07 am, in reply to "Making Copies"
Yes. Itís illegal. |
I always compare it to speeding. Many people do it, many donít get caught, but when YOU do get caught, there is no defense. There is plenty of legal precedent in which ignorance of these laws doesnít save you.
On another note, more and more publishers KNOW this, and I believe thatís part of the reasons why youíre starting to see a shift to digital distribution rights - You buy a PDF copy at a HIGHLY marked up price, but in the process get rights to make as many copies as you would like. This allows the publisher to save tons of overhead on actual printing and distribution by pushing the cost to YOUR printer, while charging the same or more.
The down side? You only buy one copy/set and donít keep coming back for more. What if you distribute that pdf? DRM embedded in the files helps with stopping this, but itís an interesting change to watch.