When buying a ebook from someplace other than Amazon can I then share that file with someone else?
It depends on whether it has any sort of security or not. It also depends on what the regulations are of the site you bought it from. For example, at Fictionwise, they have this posted:Florida Kev said:When buying a ebook from someplace other than Amazon can I then share that file with someone else?
Mobipocket books are secure (like Kindle books) so you can't share them. Fictionwise does sell non-secure books which is why they have their policy. And even with that, stuff gets ripped off.Florida Kev said:Thank you. I do not see such notifications on mobipocket.com. So assume those publishers don't care otherwise would only publish ebooks via Amazon? I can certainly see the writer/publisher concerns where a book could be shared by thousands of people via internet. I really was not thinking in terms of sharing a book with the www, just passing along a good read to a friend. New to this want to stay on the right side of the law with respect to the arts.