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It has never occurred to me (after already owning about 10 different e-books) that there may be a disadvantage to e-books. Does anybody know if we are able to sell them used? I’m not sure what the law is on e-books. When I say “sell them used”, I’m referring to either transferring the file onto a CD or printing a hardcopy to sell and deleting the file from my computer. Anybody have an answer/direction?
I thank you kindly for your attention. 🙂Doug SmithKeymaster
It depends on the terms of the creator/seller of the e-book. I’ve seen some cases where they lock everything down so much with encryption, etc. that you can hardly use the book yourself.
I can’t speak for others, but we start with trusting you and allowing you to use your books normally. So we don’t even attempt lock out printing, copying and pasting text, or making backups like some of the others do. We believe that if we trust you and treat you with respect, rather than as a potential criminal, then most of you will do the right thing.
Well, that little soapbox was a lot more than you asked, but I wanted you to get a feel for our hearts in such things.
So if you want to resell a “used” e-book, we only ask that you either destroy or transfer to the new owner all electronic and printed copies of it so you don’t end up retaining any yourself.
Does that make sense?live2inspireParticipant
I thank you for your response, Doug. I was thinking there was a general rule for all e-books “out there”. The two I am currently interested in selling are not from SCM, but now I am clear on your policy (although, I won’t be parting with any of the SCM e-books anytime soon). 🙂
“So if you want to resell a “used” e-book, we only ask that you either destroy or transfer to the new owner all electronic and printed copies of it so you don’t end up retaining any yourself. Does that make sense?” (Doug)
Perfect sense – common sense – Christian sense. 🙂 🙂
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