Sharing ebooks (copyright issue)...

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  1. S-H

    S-H Young Pine

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    Dear Frank,

    I have a few very rare horticultural ebooks (as PDFs) on my hard drive. Ranging from general gardening to real scientific text about plant tissue culture (cloning), to hydroponics even...

    And so I was wondering if it would be OK if I uploaded them on a free file sharing site like MEGA, and posted the link in our book's section of the forum?

    https://mega.co.nz/

    What concerns me is the copyright/piracy issue. I of course collected all these books from sites like MEGA and The Pirate Bay - And those sites really have a total disregard for such legalities.

    So before I even think of doing something like this. I'd like to know where the GardenStew stands on this issue.

    Thanks.
     
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    oubee In Flower

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    I, for one, would love to go through those rare books, notwithstanding the legal aspects of it :)
     
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    Palustris Young Pine

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    How old are the books? Copyright on printed material has a limit.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi S-H. Unfortunately I don't think it's worth the risk to post the links here. There is a chance that it could lead to the Stew being hidden from search engines if it were deemed that we were actively promoting illegal downloading of copyrighted material. Sorry to be a wet blanket :(
     



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    S-H Young Pine

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    It's alright Frank, I understand - This is why I decided to ask about it first, (rather then do something silly, and then apologise later)...

    Yes, I too really enjoy the friendly environment over here at the GardenStew. So never am I going to put that at risk.

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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks S-H, I appreciate you asking beforehand!