If buying used books is somehow cheating authors, at least you're helping to dry up the used book market, unlike those *totally* unethical readers who check books out of the library.
On May 3, 2010, at 6:16 PM, Michael Jeter wrote:
> I am writing a paper that discusses alternatives to textbooks. As part
> of the work, I have been reading of e - books, e - publishers, and
> thinking a bit about writers having a right to fair compensation.
> Most of the books I own, I buy used. I have looked for the lowest
> prices I can. I am wondering, though, in buying cheap used books, am I
> engaging in anything akin to bootlegging in music, ie, cheating
> authors out of their fair earnings?
> This information will not appear in my paper, as it has only a
> tangential relation to my topic, but I would welcome your views.
> Michael Damian Jeter
> New Orleans, LA
> Literacy, Music, and Democracy
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