Date: Mon Jul 14 2003 - 12:12:45 PDT
In a message dated 07/14/2003 05:34:49, g.menke_at_gmx.net writes:
>On Monday 14 July 2003 05:31, Lallang_at_aol.com wrote:
>> That is illegal.
>Even if you own the book and only give it to people who own it too?
Yup. Unlike software, there is *NO* provision in printed media for making
copies for your own use or for backup, let alone distribution to anybody (even
owners of the book). So, if you drop your copy of Harry Potter into a mud
puddle and then accidentally shred it with your heel, it's back to bookstore to
buy another copy.
"Lallang" is the Malay word for a species of elephant grass with long and
floppy but razor sharp, silicate-lined leaf edges commonly found in Malaysia and
Singapore. Known in the United States as "cogon grass" and found mostly in
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