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PostSubject: Book piracy   Wed Dec 02, 2009 5:34 pm

How do you feel about book piracy?

Books are usually very expensive for students. How would you feel about downloading a book and having it professionally printed and binded? (Purely hypothetical situation here Twisted Evil )
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PostSubject: Re: Book piracy   Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:47 am

Definitely in support. I always buy the international versions of textbooks now because they are cheaper and the publishers don't receive any money.
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PostSubject: Re: Book piracy   Wed Feb 03, 2010 9:45 pm

I gathered about three linear meters of books in four years. I consider them tools, and I feel covered.

I have one that, being short on money, I have just copied it on Xerox. ( Sheldon M. Ross, probabilites) What do I feel about it ? as soon as I will use it as a tool, I will buy the original book (I want to buy it). Until then, it just diminish the amount of air in my chamber.

Pls, could you be more specific ? Twisted Evil what books are you talking about ?
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PostSubject: Re: Book piracy   Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:27 pm

Science books! What else. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Book piracy   Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:46 pm

Jim wrote:
Definitely in support. I always buy the international versions of textbooks now because they are cheaper and the publishers don't receive any money.

I do this as well. eBay often has the most recent edition of a textbook, albeit soft-cover, but fully binded like a normal textbook, and every page number correlates to the same page in the North American version. The S&H from the far east is usually $20-$25, but nonetheless the total cost of the book+shipping is usually <50% of the price hardcover book in the store. Even a good quality used hardcover book is 25%+ more expensive than the import option.

You just need to look at your book list 2 weeks before a semester starts since the shipping takes quite a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Book piracy   Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:41 pm

Great advice there!

Welcome to the forum Kalen. Very Happy
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