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::blink blink:: I'm stunned. Is this a dream?

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I just bought these and checked them out. Formatting is OK, but I'm suspicious because they don't appear to have any copyright information or any of the usual spiel that ebooks have, nor do they have a cover page. So, are they legal copies? What do you think?
 
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I just bought these and checked them out. Formatting is OK, but I'm suspicious because they don't appear to have any copyright information or any of the usual spiel that ebooks have, nor do they have a cover page. So, are they legal copies? What do you think?
I am highly suspicious.
 

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sherylb said:
I just bought these and checked them out. Formatting is OK, but I'm suspicious because they don't appear to have any copyright information or any of the usual spiel that ebooks have, nor do they have a cover page. So, are they legal copies? What do you think?
Since they came from Amazon, I wouldn't worry about it. Amazon is not about to sell illegal copies. JKR would kill them, and she's richer than they are.

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I am highly suspicious.
But if they aren't legit isn't amazon going to get their ass legally spanked by JKR?
I think she caved and they knocked together a quick digital copy.
 

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well i hope they are legit lol i bought them anyway lol but if they are i think we should all start buying them to show her that we really do want them because she could just be testing it out to see how well they do so keep fingers crossed
 

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sherylb said:
I just bought these and checked them out. Formatting is OK, but I'm suspicious because they don't appear to have any copyright information or any of the usual spiel that ebooks have, nor do they have a cover page. So, are they legal copies? What do you think?
I just downloaded the sample of Half Blood Prince and as others have noted, there is no cover or copyright page, etc. My suspicion is that someone has managed to illegally upload the book to the Amazon catalog and it will be removed in a matter of hours. Who knows how the money will shake out. Personally, I am not going to invest $3.12 in buying this book because I think it is probably not legal. That's my opinion...

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I just downloaded the sample of Half Blood Prince and as others have noted, there is no cover or copyright page, etc. My suspicion is that someone has managed to illegally upload the book to the Amazon catalog and it will be removed in a matter of hours. Who knows how the money will shake out. Personally, I am not going to invest $3.12 in buying this book because I think it is probably not legal. That's my opinion...

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That was my guess too. If I were at home, I'd contact Amazon about it.
 

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That was my guess too. If I were at home, I'd contact Amazon about it.
I did contact Amazon. They are aware of this and "leadership is looking into it." That's a direct quote. Take from it what you will...I don't think this is an authorized book that is for sale.

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Damn. What a disappointment. But I had a feeling this was too good to be true. The lack of a cover image for Book 7 or descriptions in either listing are suspicious, plus the e-books themselves apparently have no copyright, etc. data according to the people here who have downloaded them.

 

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but if you like potter why not just buy it? seems like a nice price, they cant take it back can they? an if they do wont you get a refund?
 

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but if you like potter why not just buy it? seems like a nice price, they cant take it back can they? an if they do wont you get a refund?
Because you'd be buying illegal bootlegs, with none of the profits going to the author.

Why bother?

If you really want to store pirate copies on your Kindle, it's easy enough to do yourself for free. (No, I haven't and would never do that. Just saying though.) My point is: Why pay some filthy, sleazy hacker any money? Yeah, Rowling is being unreasonable - but she'll come around eventually. She has to. The dinosaurs died off after a while. Unless she wants to go the way of them, she'll wake up and enter the 21st century one day.
 

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So what's our legal responsibility if we bought them? I of course was a bit surprised knowing JKR's opinion, but couldn't help but 1-clicking since they were through Amazon.
 

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Elijsha said:
but if you like potter why not just buy it? seems like a nice price, they cant take it back can they? an if they do wont you get a refund?
It would seem to me that if it is an illegal copy, it could vanish from your Kindle when you turn your Whispernet on, and you won't get a refund of your $3.12. Of course, that's just my speculation, who knows what will really happen.

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