You Can't Resell A Book On eBay?
from the details-please... dept
Ina Steiner writes in with a somewhat confusing self-written article talking about how publishing firm Wiley has sued a student for trying to sell some Wiley books on eBay. The article could use a few more details however. The article makes the point that the student complied with the cease and desist and apparently took all the right steps in responding — but that Wiley is either not responding to him directly or threatening him with a lawsuit, which has now apparently started, despite the student not receiving any information about that lawsuit. However, a bunch of things in the article aren’t clear at all. Were the books fake? People are accused of selling counterfeit CDs, software and movies online all the time — but books seem a lot rarer. If he was just reselling a book that he legally purchased, then what’s the problem? Also, other aspects — including the refusal to speak by phone — make this story seem quite odd, and in need of a much better description of what has actually happened. Update: Aha, the details come out. These were apparently e-books. Seems like that would have been useful info to include in the article.
Comments on “You Can't Resell A Book On eBay?”
The book publishing industry has tried to get laws passed to completely change the way libraries work. They want to be compensated every time a book is checked out. Lets face. The book publishing industry is as archaic as the recording industry.
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The article clearly states that these were *pirated* copies of the copyrighted works…
Re: No Subject Given
How do you pirate a book? With something that’s digital (a CD, software, etc.) it’s easy. However, it’s not clear what really happened here. Was it photocopied? Scanned?
Details would certainly help.
Re: Re: They appear to be electronic books
If you follow the link in the article:
They are hitting people that are selling ebooks. This I can understand, since they may be easily copied and sold more than once.
The books are "Electonic"
I think you misunderstood what is going on here – in the statement on the Wiley website it clearly states that this is regardong the “…illegal sale of pirated electronic copies of books”
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Wiley Books are the worst tech books ever written.
So, if I have an electronic book, I can not resell it? I would like to know before I do anything illegal.