Originally Posted by Utterly Absurd
I see what you mean by this, but I don't find anything wrong with giving a book to someone once I am finished with it or giving it to charity for someone else to enjoy.
Am I wrong? lol
It works like this:
Situation A) passing along a book to a friend when you are done with it
Situation B) Rewriting facts from the book on a public message board.
With A, you are using your copy within the rights granted to you upon its purchase.
With B, you are essentially making a copy and re-distributing, which violates the copyright (twice). These priviliges belong to the owner of the copyright or to whomever those rights have been licensed to (not you, the purchaser of the book).
Sorry.... I'm *slightly* passionate about copyright law. It's kind of a turn on