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  • If you are against copyright and the RIAA then how are books different or exempt from this? It's a curiosity for me since the scope of copyright seems to elude many who support free distribution of music and movies but get upset at other forms of books.

    • We've had this discussion before. My position remains that I only ever have electronic copies of music that I have purchased. And I don't download films to watch on my computer.

      As far as I'm concerned, a person who creates a copyrightable work gets to choose the license that it's distributed under and I will not break that license.

      I agree, however, that it's a dilemma that needs to be addressed by people who support some forms of copyright, but not others.

      • Indeed. Copyright is a deep dark hole that I don't much care to inhabit and books are in a sort of grey area. Few seem to mention books in the music hububb yet books have even more restrictive copyrights than music does. Until we live in a utopian society I'm happy to buy books and music and tell my friends to do the same.

        I have made pdf's of the camel and cookbook that I keep on my laptop which technically violates the copyright agreement but I think I can live with that :)